Venom may have been a critical bomb, but the movie made a ridiculous amount of money in the box office, and Sony has already greenlit a sequel. A lot of people are wondering if Sony ever has plans to crossover Tom Holland's Spider-Man with Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters (SUMC), and it looks like that was the plan all along.
Talking with Empire, producer Amy Pascal explains, "We have big plans for Tom Holland to be a part of everything." We don't have any more details than that, but with Sony building up an entire cinematic universe based on Spider-Man characters, it wouldn't make sense not to include the wallcrawler himself.
If you ask me, they should have collaborated with Marvel from the get-go. Sure Venom was a hit, but so was X-Men Origins: Wolverine when it came out in cinemas. Who's to say that the sequel is going to be the same level of successful? They could have done this thing where the symbiote came from one of Thanos' ships from the invasion in Wakanda. Heck, even some of Thanos' soldiers kind of look like Venom already.
For now, Sony is working on a Morpheus movie with Jared Leto and the Venom sequel as well. We don't know if director Reuben Fleischer will return, but Tom Hardy has been confirmed to reprise Eddie Brock. Pascal says, "I can say that Tom Hardy will be back, magnificently playing that character as no one else can."
We don't have a release for the other SUMC films yet, but Spider-Man: Far from Home is set to hit theaters July 2.