‘Venom’ Director Confirms Kevin Feige & Marvel Weren’t Involved With The Film

Venom Spider-Man Sony MarvelDuring an interview with Metro, Venom director Ruben Fleischer addressed whether or not Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had any involvement with the film and expressed his hopes for a crossover with Spider-Man.

Although Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters is set to launch with Venom, the titular anti-hero will not be crossing paths with Spider-Man despite the web-slinger playing a crucial role in his comic book origin. For now, Sony’s Spider-Man is sticking to the Marvel Cinematic Universe but while Fleischer stated that Kevin Feige and Marvel had no involvement with Venom “in any way”, he does hope to collaborate with them on a crossover in the future:

“I hope that at some point they will be able to crossover. But for us the entire process was self-contained.”

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Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.

Venom will be released in theaters on October 5, 2018.

Source: Metro

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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  • Stellarspace

    Please stop making articles about whether or not Venom is in the MCU. It was already discussed several times months ago that Venom is not in the MCU. Kevin Feige and Marvel never wanted a standalone Venom film. All Marvel characters should be within the MCU in some way. I never believed Venom would do well as a standalone film. The film lost most of its audience with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 29%. The people at Sony that produced the film must be crying right about now. Save the tears for later when it’s a box office bomb. It’s what they get for making a film nobody wanted. I don’t care if they own some Marvel characters – they shouldn’t own any Marvel characters. The Sony CEO really needs to think more thoughtfully about selling their film studio to another company or selling the Spider-Man characters back to Marvel. Disney would pay any amount of money to get it back. The other film studios wouldn’t want any of the Marvel characters because they would fail at bringing the characters to screen as well. Only Marvel can bring the film to life. At the moment, the Sony CEO thinks the film studio is important to Sony as a whole, but that will change. This is going to happen even if you don’t like it.

  • Clay Strohman

    Did this really need to be confirmed? We’ve known this since pretty much the beginning of production, but sure anything for an amateur article I guess