Rumor: The ‘Venom’ Movie Will Be R-Rated & Kickstart Sony’s Spider-Man Universe

Sorry about this Marvel fans. According to a new report from Collider, Sony plans on creating their own Spider-Man universe starting with the recently announced Venom movie but there is one catch. Spider-Man won’t be a part of this Spider-Man universe.

The report claims that starting with the Venom movie, Sony Pictures will begin to release more superhero films. This includes the rumored Black Cat and Silver Sable spin-off. Collider states that they’re hearing Sony is planning to create a darker universe and the Venom movie will be an R-Rated attempt.

Will Spider-Man & Venom Exist In The Same Universe?

After confirmation that a Venom movie will happen, fans have wondered if Sony has any plans to connect the character to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If we can trust this report we’re being led to believe that Sony will keep this new Marvel universe separate. The article also makes sure we understand that this could change before the villainous film lands in 2018.


It is worrying to hear that this character won’t exist in the same universe as Spider-Man. I’m not 100% sure if that could work but looking at the planned tone for this Venom movie I couldn’t be happier. It definitely seems like Sony is learning from what Fox has done recently with Deadpool and Logan. If the studio can recreate the success of those movies with characters like Venom, I’d be more than willing to buy a ticket.

You can’t really blame Sony for wanting to stay separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is a major Hollywood Studio and movies are a business. Sony has access to hundreds of Marvel characters so it’s not really surprising to hear that this company is developing solo movies and not cutting Marvel in on the profits.

Do you want to see an unconnected Spider-Man universe? How about a few R-Rated movies? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Collider



Kieran McLean
Kieran McLean
I’m obsessed with all areas of film and pop-culture, whether that’s a hidden world of witches and wizards, a universe filled with superheroes or a galaxy far, far away.