The Marvel Cinematic Universe is following its Grand Plan ever so nicely. And with every teased or added character, we can expect that it will somehow develop the story that will culminate in the two Avengers: Infinity War movies.
The introduction of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War means that there will be a new Spider-Man movie that's cut off from the previous reboots we've seen with actors like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
For this one, however, new reports have hinted that it will have spin-off movies from some of its villains, including one for Venom and another for Black Cat and Silver Sable. But before the speculation mill can turn, The Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit has taken to Twitter to answer a fan question on whether this means the villain spin-offs will further explore and be connected to the MCU.
"These movies are NOT part of the MCU. Kevin Feige NOT involved."
This isn't necessarily a bad thing, since Sony and Marvel Studios still have their relationship in the dark from fans. Granted, the previous franchises have lived their own lifespan onscreen, albeit Garfield's Spidey having been cut shorter than what I would've preferred—still waiting on that last one where they use Gwen's death as a transition towards meeting MJ.
For now, Spider-Man: Homecoming looks promising in its own right, and with Tom Holland as the young Peter Parker, we're expecting great things from this movie to push forward the MCU this year. Spider-Man: Homecoming will be out in theaters on June 7.