Venom Movie Confirmed Not To Be A Part Of The MCU

It was rumored a few months ago that Sony's Venom movie wasn't going to be related to the MCU. Now we have confirmation that this is true which is very interesting. The Venom movie starring Tom Hardy will exist in a universe separate to that of the Tom Holland Spider-Man.

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed this today during an interview with Allocine. He said: "For now, there is no plan for Venom in the MCU. It's a Sony Project". The alien symbiote might have attached itself to Eddie Brock first in this retelling of the origin.

In the original story, Spider-Man went up into space and brought the alien symbiote back to Earth. Peter Parker was using the black suit for a while, but realized it was dangerous. As he took the suit off, the symbiote attached itself to Eddie Brock and Brock acquired Spider-Man's powers. It also consumed Brock as he now referred to himself as only Venom.

Without Spider-Man in the mix whatsoever, it seems as if Sony will be heavily changing the origin story. Venom without Spider-Man will feel funny to those that are familiar with the comic books. It's unlikely Sony's film will ever tie into the MCU as Sony wants to create its own shared universe. They tried it before with The Amazing Spider-Man series, but that franchise was stopped due to the bad reception of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The new Venom movie is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) with a script by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The movie comes out on October 5th, 2018 and it is speculated to be rated R. Hopefully the movie is good as we've yet to see a good live action version of the character. Topher Grace's portrayal of the character in Spider-Man 3 was just horrible...

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