‘Venom’ Director Hopes Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Will Appear In Sequel

Spider-Man VenomMarvel fans aren’t the only ones who want to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man face off against Tom Hardy’s Venom as director Ruben Fleischer has revealed hopes to see the wall-crawler go up against the anti-hero in a sequel from Sony.

The upcoming Venom film features Hardy in the starring role of the reporter-turned-Spider-Man nemesis, Eddie Brock. The film has been confirmed to be an origin story of sorts for Venom as the film takes influence from the Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes comic book runs. The spin-off which will begin to expand Sony’s Universe of Spider-Man characters was once rumored to feature an appearance from Tom Holland as Peter Parker but with no current plans to connect the film directly to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hope to see Spider-Man on the silver screen with Venom has been left for the sequel.

Speaking with Comicbook.com, Fleischer was asked about being denied the right to use certain Marvel characters in the film, in which he was candid about his hope to see Spider-Man in a sequel:

“I think there’s a pretty obvious one inherent to the Venom franchise that for whatever reason couldn’t be included in the film but I will say that I look forward to future movies where said character could perhaps run across Venom. Nothing would be more exciting to see than a face off with Spider-Man.”

Given Sony’s current deal with Marvel is up after Spider-Man: Far From Home, Fleischer was also asked if he would be open to casting a new Spider-Man or if he would instead include the Holland iteration of the web-slinger:

“I will say I think Tom Holland is a fantastic Spider-Man. I really loved Homecoming, I’m really excited for [Spider-Man: Far From Home]. I’m friends with Jon Watts and I’ve met Tom Holland and I know that he and [Venom star Tom] Hardy are excited to go toe to toe so that would be a version I personally would be very excited about.”

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

One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams).

Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined — where does Eddie end and Venom begin?

Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018.

Source: Comicbook

  • Kawshik Ahmed

    You wrote ‘$85.4 Million’ inside the article

    • JNAZ

      lol, that kind of caught me off guard as well. Doesn’t surprise me though, the writers on this site don’t bother to proof their articles.

      • SAMURAI36

        Yeah, this is slowly becoming the Bleeding Fool (yes, I meant to say Fool) of CBM sites.

  • Ddraig

    $85.4 MILLION?? Wow.. didn’t know that Time Warner is so worthless…

    • The Laughing Gosling

      BILLION….. you can’t even read (the title). He made a mistake in the article though.

  • razorstar90

    What this means is that the current DCEU might have two years left. Jeff Bewekes the Chairman of TW is setting soon after the deal goes through. Once that happens it’s very likely that the current head of WB Kevin Tsujihara will be let go. Especially if WB continues to struggle (they made strides this year but over the past 3 they’ve struggled). Once Kevin’s gone, new management will be put in place, and plans from the previous regime will be squashed.

    This is what happened once Kevin took control after MOS came out. He pretty much decided that he was going to expedite the DC Universe and just like that we got the DCEU. There’s going to be change but not for another two years. So Geoff Johns and Berg you better make sure these DC movies work

    • Marquis de Sade

      Yep, cuz when everything’s settled, you can best believe that at&t will be crunching the present numbers and projected future profits in order to get their COSTS RECOVERY on…And trust, a $450 million (production & marketing) budgeted bvs with a $873 million global performance ain’t gon’ fly!

      • Steve Steve

        The filmmaking division of Time Warner is almost irrelevant to their other businesses. The DCEU will have even less of an impact on Time Warner value than the MCU has on Disney’s value.

        • razorstar90

          Steve, AT&T bought TW because of it’s content/IP. That’s the only reason to buy it. They need the WB properties to pop. They want compete in the streaming space with Netflix and Amazon. What better way to do it, than with Harry Potter, Batman, The hobbit, Game of Thrones. They can use this IP to entice consumers to whatever streaming site they develop.

          • Darthmanwe

            Razor, you are right. AT&T did indeed want the IPs.

            Note that Steve is also right, because AT&T didn’t just buy Warner Bros…. It bought Time Warner, which is the biggest entertainment conglomerate in the world. Film making is only one of its divisions, and in reality, the majority of Time Warner revenue stream directly ties back to cable and licensing in 100+ countries.

          • Steve Steve

            Everything you said is wrong. Please read more about what Time Warner is.

  • unpaidpundit

    The management of AT&T doesn’t know anything about making movies or television, so I doubt they will meddle much in Time/Warner’s business.

    • SAMURAI36

      Yeah, they are not doing anything with the entertainment aspect of WB. In fact, if they hadn’t announced it, the general public would never know the difference.

  • Darthmanwe

    Inter company politics aside…. This is the biggest acquisition in entertainment sector’s corporate space for the last…. maybe century….

    No matter how you look at it, this will change things for all divisions.

    HEre’s what I’m curious about though, movies and TV aside, Time Warner operates in so many other fields, especially in advertising and licensing, but I primarily thought AT&T was a communications giant first.

    How will they integrate two companies together, or am I missing something about AT&T’s corporate reach? Do they have existing entertainment subsidiaries?