Amy Pascal Confirms That Black Cat & Venom To Share The Same Universe As…

Sony Producer Amy Pascal Confirms That Black Cat & Venom To Share The Same Universe As 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'. Homecoming is in theaters July 7.

Sony Producer Amy Pascal has confirmed that Black Cat and Venom, Silver and Black and Venom movies, respectively, will be sharing the same universe as Spider-Man: Homecoming. In a press junket interview for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Pascal said that both aforementioned films will “take place in the world” of the current Spider-Man movie.

“It will all take place in the world we are now creating for Peter Parker. It’ll be adjunct to it, it may be different locations, but it will all still be in the same world and they will be connected to each other as well.”

Asked whether there’s a chance that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will “pop up” and interact with Black Cat and Venom, Pascal had this to say.

“There’s a chance.”

You can watch the full video below.

This is exciting news. Earlier, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had mentioned that Venom and the Black Cat movie would not be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, it isn’t surprising that the shared universe would include Peter Parker as Venom has always been a major part of the Spider-Man comics. And since Spider-Man, Venom, and now Black Cat and Silver Sable are owned by Sony, it’ll be fun to possibly see them interact at some point when crossing paths.

Are you excited by this news? Let us know in the comments section below!

For now, we’ll be seeing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming when it hits theaters July 7.

Source: Tom Holland Updates

6 Ways Sony Can Make ‘Venom’ Actually Good

A while ago, it was announced that Sony was interested in revisiting the Venom property after featuring the character in the contentious Spider-Man 3, with the intent to have a new franchise that wouldn’t necessarily be tied to the current cinematic iteration of Spider-Man. Progress on that stalled when it turned out that Sony would be placing emphasis on developing an animated movie instead; While news on that movie has steadily been released, Venom seemed to be put on the back-burner for a while. Now, in what appears to be a knee-jerk reaction to Aquaman moving to take Avatar 2‘s planned release date, Sony has suddenly announced that the Venom project is back in business, and will be arriving on the same day that Aquaman was originally going to be released.

Naturally, this has left a lot of fans with concerns, particularly with the team that’s producing Venom – Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, the duo behind the unnecessary The Amazing Spider-Man reboot series that caved in on its second installment and indirectly led to Sony’s decision to re-reboot into a much more accurate and well-received take on Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony Pictures as a company has been taking a lot of flak for a number of creative decisions recently, such as greenlighting the already-maligned animated feature The Emoji Movie and deciding to cancel the Ghostbusters III film that was in development in the late 2000s in favor of pushing out a reboot with a half-assed script, a decision that the contributed greatly to Sony’s billion-dollar write-off for their film division last year when their would-be mega-franchise came up incredibly short. They’re not exactly in the best place right now as a company, and it’s going to be a while before Spider-Man: Homecoming (hopefully) puts them in a better position as far as their tentpoles are concerned.

But there’s still a chance for Venom to defy expectations and actually turn out to be a good movie. The easiest option for Sony would be to wait a bit and cooperate with Marvel Studios before thinking about putting the Lethal Protector in one of their movies – since it’s very likely that Spider-Man will get the Symbiote in Avengers: Infinity War, and Venom will probably play a part in their own plans – but given the divide between Arad and Marvel Studios following his departure from the company, this does not seem likely. Operating on the presumption that Venom will be set outside of the MCU’s continuity – which ultimately may not be the case – here are 6 things that Sony must do to make sure that they get the villain/anti-hero right this time.

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.