During 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.