When Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios reach an agreement to allow Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and work together on the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, fans of Marvel Comics rejoiced, but lost in the shuffle was the fact that Sony still owned the rights to the Spidey-verse. Not only does Sony own Spider-Man, but they own some 900 other characters associated with the web crawler. Now Sony is looking to take full advantage of their property by delivering a Venom film that they believe fans deserve.
While a stand-alone Venom movie had already been in the works, Sony has been busy making sure that it does things the right way. Not only have the confirmed a release date for the movie (October 5, 2018) but they are also looking to make this movie the official beginning of their very own Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). They also look to capitalize on the huge success of 20th Century Fox’s Logan and Deadpool by making the Venom movie an R-rated project.
Venom is not the only project being discussed for Sony's MCU, the studio also has plans on a Black Cat and Silver Sable movie will reportedly be written by Chris Yost who also wrote the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. To be clear on this news, this will all be a part of Sony's own MCU and not connected to the Disney owned Marvel Studios in anyway.
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