Tom Hardy’s Venom movie will feature Carnage

Plans for Tom Holland, Iron Man and more little details of Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man strategy

The deal between Marvel and Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU is obviously a very exciting thing, but it will be interesting to see how the various kinks get ironed out. Will Tom Holland’s Spidey be appearing in these solo villain movies that Sony is getting rolling on? Just how much MCU cross-over can we expect to see in the sequels to Homecoming?

A new THR piece has shed some light on how the deal went down and given us a few hints about what we can expect. First off, as the title states, it looks like massively evil alien symbiote Carnage, aka serial killer Cletus Kassidy, will be appearing in the Venom movie, which stars Tom Hardy in the title role and is directed by Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer.

They also claim that other spin-off projects, along with the confirmed Silver & Black movie (directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood), include films for Kraven The Hunter and Mysterio. They’re reportedly hoping that expanding their universe out slowly will be a better strategy than the rushed attempt to bring the Sinister Six movie into existence (which has apparently been definitively shut down).

Other interesting details in the report include the fact that Holland has signed on for two more Spider-Man films, but that “but the intention is to bring him into the spinoffs and possibly other Marvel films.” As they note, he’s already shooting Infinity War, along with pretty much every other actor who’s ever appeared in a Marvel film.

They also note that Robert Downey Jr won’t be back for the sequel to Homecoming. Tony Stark clearly plays a key role in this film, but it makes sense that his mentor duties will be less significant as Peter grows into his heroic role. However, “Sony will get a to-be-determined Marvel character” for the sequel, so that’s nice.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is in cinemas from 7 July 2017. Venom will be released on 5 October 2018. Get all the latest superhero  movie news with every issue of SciFiNow.