'Spider-Man' Director Jon Watts Confirms 'Venom' Will Have No Overlap With 'Homecoming'

A new trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming arrived this morning, and with appearances by Iron Man and Captain America, it underlines in bold marker that it will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, don’t expect anything that plays out in that film to even touch upon “Venom.”

As we know, Sony is gearing up their own comic-book universe, starting with a movie focused on the classic Spidey villain, which might even be R-rated. However, one thing it won’t do at all is connect with ‘Homecoming.’

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“It’s not. It’s not connected to the Marvel world, so that’s really intriguing…what that will be. I don’t know anything about it. It’s not connected, so there’s not that overlap. I’m only focused on my movie right now,” director Jon Watts told Fandango.

It’ll be interesting to see if Sony manages to pull this off without having Spider-Man in the mix, but perhaps it’ll open the door to some creative solutions. But I think I’m being slightly more optimistic than most. Thoughts? Let us know below.

“Venom” opens on October 5, 2018.