Despite the first “Venom” film having no “Spider-Man” crossover, the possibility remains according to actor Tom Hardy who is keen to see it happen.
“Venom” serves as the first film of Sony Pictures’ universe of Marvel characters (SPUMC) with its upcoming sequel, “Morbius” and the “Kraven the Hunter” movie also a part. However there are also potential links to the MCU – especially once the full multiverse events of “Loki,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and the “Doctor Strange” sequel play out.
“Venom” has the strongest links with Spider-Man in the comics, and Hardy tells Esquire this week that the possibility of crossing over with Sony’s larger “Spider-Man” franchise and expanding the playing field is on his mind:
“I would be remiss if I wasn’t trying to steer any kind of connectivity. I wouldn’t be doing the job if I wasn’t awake and open to any opportunity or eventuality or be excited by that.
Obviously, that’s a large canyon to leap, to be bridged by one person alone, and it would take a much higher level of diplomacy and intelligence, sitting down and talking, to take on an arena such as that.
Should both sides be willing, and it be beneficial to both sides, I don’t see why it couldn’t be. I hope and strongly, with both hands, push, eagerly, towards that potential, and would do anything to make that happen, within what’s right in business. But it would be foolish not to head towards the Olympic Games if you were running 100 meters, so yeah! I want to play on that field.”
The comments come on the heels of the news earlier this week that Hardy’s Venom could pop up in the “Morbius” movie after a slip by filmmaker Daniel Espinosa. Hardy’s involvement hasn’t been confirmed, but the actor is already thinking about a third “Venom” film:
“I’m thinking about the third movie as well, because I think you need to write that at the same time. A third won’t be greenlit until the second is successful, but the studio were really, really pleased with number two.”
That second film, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” is expected to arrive in theaters on September 24th.