Spider-Man 3 is already shaping up to be a jam-packed affair. In addition to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and his supporting cast of MJ (Zendaya) and Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), other confirmed characters include Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Electro (Jamie Foxx), and Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina). That’s not even factoring in the rumored appearances of both of the previous live-action Spider-Men in Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, or the likes of Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy; and don’t even get us started on the potential return of Charlie Cox’s Matthew Murdock.
Suffice to say, the movie will have plenty of nods to superhero films of yesteryear so sooner or later, we’ve got to ask the question — when are Venom (Tom Hardy) and Morbius (Jared Leto) going to show up? After all, Sony is feverishly working toward their own cinematic universe and Spider-Man 3 invoking the multiverse seems like a perfect place for the ultimate crossover in an attempt to finally tie everything together.
Under the latest deal between Sony and Marvel Studios, even mega-producer Kevin Feige previously suggested a crossover between the worlds was inevitable.
“I think probably it’s up to Sony,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe architect told CinemaBlend last year. “Sony has both those characters and, has Venom in their world. I don’t know what their plans are for another Venom or if they’re doing that. But it seems likely at some point.”