Sony Pictures is in a unique situation with its superhero ventures, both within and outside of the Spider-Man universe. The company’s most recent collaboration with Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: No Way Home, has become the smash movie of 2021. Sony is now ready to release Morbius, the second standalone series following Tom Hardy’s Venom and its successor.
Sony Pictures ‘Morbius’ Set To Release
Morbius is finally ready to make its theatrical debut after an almost unprecedented 18+ month delay to its release. Much of it was due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic. These troubles come on top of recent struggles with reception, as many early screenings haven’t yielded great results. Although Sony remains optimistic about its prospects.
Sony is working hard to build its own cinematic universe holding Sony Morbius, Venom, and other Marvel villains. Although there are no signs pointing to Spider-Man’s place within the story at this point in time. However, there may be changes to that status in the near future.
Is Spider-Man Headed To The Venom Film Series?
Through a Twitter thread, Cinema Blend interviewed Morbius director Daniel Espinosa. They on the possibility of Spider-Man appearing in the same world as Venom and Morbius.
When asked if “a Spider-Man exists in Venom’s reality,” Espinosa simply said, “Of course.” Espinosa suggested that “audiences would know the answer shortly” when Cinema Blend asked about “which Spider-Man lives” in that reality.
When Will Spider-Man Appear In SSMU?
Spider-Man has only been included in the MCU thanks to Tom Holland’s performance since Marvel Studios’ association with Sony Pictures. Given how much of Sony’s universe revolves around Spider-Man enemies and figures the web-slinger has partnered up with, it’s safe to assume that some form of Spider-Man will make an appearance.
The sticky hero’s role in the universe remains a mystery, especially because other significant characters such as Venom and Morbius are presently receiving attention. Furthermore, Sony has avoided providing any kind of definitive statement regarding any form of Spider-Man making a possible cameo in these next films.
The post-credits sequence from Venom: Let There Be Carnage came the closest to being conclusive, however, it didn’t come through after what transpired at the conclusion of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Now that the MCU and the SSMU have clearly parted their ways, fans will have to wait and watch whether Sony makes any Spidey-related announcements. There’s no way to know if the studio will integrate Peter Parker into the mix without facing too much trouble, especially as his MCU future still hangs in balance, but there’s no way to know for sure.
For the time being, Morbius is planning to hit cinemas on April 1st.