Venom, NOT Deadpool, In Spider-Man 3?!?

A few days ago a rumor started floating around about Ryan Reynolds Deadpool joining the MCU in a Tom Holland Spider-Man 3 film. Well now it appears, that Sony’s Tom Hardy Venom is rumored to appear in the film. Mind you, this is all still rumors but this one seems more likely than the Deadpool one.

Sony is really pushing for Marvel Studios to add Hardy into the MCU connected cinematic universe.

Per Comic Book News:

Twitter account @RogerWardell, who in December leaked major Avengers: Endgamespoilers that were ultimately revealed to be legitimate months later, says there are “no plans” for Deadpool in Spider-Man 3 and Sony instead “desperately” wants Hardy’s Venom opposite Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.

Wardell further claims Disney-owned Marvel Studios will keep the Deadpool franchise, acquired as part of Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets in March, running parallel to its other properties.

The May 24 rumor from MCU Cosmic claimed Marvel was mulling over multiple options to introduce the Merc with a Mouth: a third Reynolds-led solo movie, a live-action series on Disney+, or involvement in the Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel, which pairs Holland’s wall-crawler with veteran super-spy Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) played support in its predecessor, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Sony controls Spider-Man’s live-action screen rights and allows the character to operate in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, where the teen superhero was knighted as a member of Earth’s mightiest heroes in Avengers: Infinity War before helping save the universe in Avengers: Endgame.

Venom launched Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, an unconnected and apparently Spidey-less continuity.

Amy Pascal, who serves as producer on both Venom and the rebooted Spider-Manfranchise, once said the Sony-produced films would act as tie-ins for the MCU, telling FilmStarts in June 2017 the films “will now take place in the world that we are creating for Peter Parker.”

“They’ll be adjuncts to it, they may be different locations, but it will still all be in the same world,” Pascal said. “And they will be connected to each other as well.”

So it looks like Deadpool might be more likely to return in a Disney+ series sooner than later. As for Venom, it looks like Spider-Man will crossover with him at some point but it might be separate from the events of MCU…if that makes sense.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly.