VENOM Rumor Update - Tom Holland's Peter Parker Might Appear in the Film Not Spider-Man
As many of you have already read, a rumor recently surfaced regarding Spider-Man and how he would be appearing in Tom Hardy's upcoming Venom. Well, the source behind that rumor, Jon Schnepp, is now doubling down on his scoop, but there is a little change to it. He originally said:
"I'm gonna say it right here on this show, Spider-Man is gonna be in Venom. For the last couple months, we've been talking about Venom, we've been hearing about how Sony's keeping it all separated. Spider-Man's in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but every other character that's in the Spider-Man universe is separate."
Now in a recent episode of Collider Heroes, he remained confident that Tom Holland is going to be in the movie, but not as Spider-Man, this time he says he will show up just as Peter Parker. Here's what he said:
"Tom Holland was on set filming scenes on Venom for at least two days as Peter Parker. Ok, so I’m not saying that Spider-Man is in the film. When I say that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is in the film, I’m saying ‘Peter Parker is in the film. This is a cameo. I don’t know what it is. I didn’t read the script."
We still have no idea how Peter Parker will fit into the story, but if he was filming scenes for two days, he's not going to play a huge part in the story. They are obviously going to be changing things up from the comics.
Regardless of how Holland appears in the movie, if this is true, it means that this new cinematic Spider-verse that Sony Pictures is developing is at least loosely connected to the MCU and it opens up the possibility of seeing Spider-Man play within Venom's universe more in the future. This might just be a little way to set up bigger things to come.
Like I said before, I hope this is true! I'm just curious to see how Parker is going to be used in the story. Do you have any theories?
Venom is being directed by Ruben Fleischer and also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Woody Harrelson. It's set to hit theaters on October 5th.