The last time Sony tried to create unified Spider-Man mythology, it crumbled with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In May of last year, it was announced that the franchise will be known as the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, or SPUMC for short. The SPUMC has been renamed Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, indicating that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will eventually meet Tom Hardy’s Venom.
The franchise has only had one film so far, Ruben Fleischer’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be the long-awaited sequel. Morbius stars Jared Leto, while Kraven the Hunter stars J.C. Chandor and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
After No Way Home, Holland’s contract with Sony and Marvel expires. Given that his character’s name is right there in the branding, we can pretty much assume that the actor will be moving between the MCU and Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
The pandemic has put Sony at a major disadvantage relative to Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, and Paramount, who all have in-house streaming services. The majority of Sony’s 2021 projects have either been postponed or sold off, with Netflix alone obtaining four. Sony will be relying on a pair of Marvel blockbusters to redeem an otherwise boring year.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now be released on October 15, while Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released on December 17, while it is a co-production with Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios.
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