While contradicting reports in recent weeks have led to confusion about the relationship between Sony’s planned Spider-Man spinoffs and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it appears Spider-Man: Homecoming could have a connection to one of those films.
For director Jon Watts, the latest portrayal of Spider-Man was pulled from many corners of the Marvel Comics universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the latter movie, Peter is a teenager, so the time between the films checks out. No, the Spider-Man spin-off on Venom will not be part of the MCU and the film, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, will remain completely independent. Within the MCU, Iron Man 2 takes place in early 2011, while Civil War is set in the middle of 2016, which matches up with the ages of Peter Parker. That lil’ tyke stepped back into the spotlight recently when Tom Holland stated the boy was actually a young Peter Parker. “I literally had a conversation with [Marvel Studios head] Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago”.
“I can confirm that as of today”.
“I think it might feel bigger a little bit because of Homecoming and because of what people know from it, but it’s about on par with [Civil War]”, Feige said.
“It’s amusing, I literally had a conversation with Kevin like 20 minutes before (The Huffington Post) interview and he didn’t confirm it, I took it upon myself just because I thought it would be a good story and it’s exploded”. It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter has been in the universe since the beginning.
Huge and indeed very surprising news from Holland.
“It will be Spider-Man: Subtitle”, says Pascal.
Marvel Studios and Sony wasted no time in locking in a sequel for Spider-Man: Homecoming, doing it back in December, right after the first trailer was released.
Spoiler warning: The damage control reference (which is also the name of a Marvel comic) became a part of Michael Keaton’s Vulture, who was a member of the clean-up crew for the battle in NY before turning to a life of crime.