Tom Holland is the third actor to play Spider-Man on the big screen, debuting last year in Captain America: Civil War and appearing this July in his first solo-film Spider-Man: Homecoming. He will also have a presence in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, as well as Avengers 4, which are being shot back to back. The sequel to Homecoming even has a release date in 2019! In just four years, Holland's Spider-Man will appear in more films than Toby Maguire or Andrew Garfield, though his future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe past 2019 is one big question mark.
Sony recently announced plans to make their own SpiderVerse (or VenomVerse) films outside of the MCU, including a Venom film already set for October 5, 2018. Either Holland knew something we didn't back in August 2016, or he's sharing the same brain with Sony. During a set visit last August, he reveled to Screenrant the villain he would most like to "take a crack at:"
"Oh, well I love Doc Ock. I think Spider-Man 2 is one of the greatest superhero movies ever made. But I think Venom is someone I’d love to kick the crap out of one day."
Again, Holland said this in back in August 2016, and though the Venom movie has been in some form of development for nearly a decade, Sony only announced their concrete plans last month.
Due to his popularity, Venom has always been a priority for Sony, who forced Sam Raimi to include him in Spider-Man 3 against his will and recently declared their film would not be a part of the MCU, leaving all cash and creative decesions in their greedy little hands. Holland could have been privy to the news back then, towing the company line. Or, Sony may decide to grant Holland's (and fans everywhere) wish and include his Spider-Man in the Venom film, even without connections to the MCU, as confusing as that may sound. Our best hope is for the latter, though all this may just be a teenage dream.
Who would you like to see Spidey face in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (or any sort of Sony spin-off)? Please let us know in the comments below!
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