Join host and alien symbiote, Jessica Chobot, as she runs down a recent report out of Sony that expands upon "Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters". In essence, they're building a Spider-Man cinematic universe without Spider-Man.
In addition to Venom, which is an actual nearly-finished movie that, barring some sort of apocalyptic event, will definitely be out this October, Sony is also developing a movie based on Morbius, the Living Vampire. This may be why the report indicated that Sony is open to lending out more characters to the MCU, in exchange for a few guest appearances from Marvel's side of the universe. But like all those aforementioned spinoffs, Spider-Man's possible cameo really hinges on the success of Venom, with Sony hoping to deliver a dark and grisly rendition of Marvel's most famous anti-hero. They are extending that relationship with Spider-Man sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
With the Silver & Black film getting scrapped it also means that writer and director Gina Prince-Blythewood could be leaving as well. In June we heard that Sony had removed the film from their release schedule as they took it back to the drawing board though, and now we know what they've come up with as the film will be split into two separate features focusing on each character independently. Silver & Black are headed to the big screen, too, but they've since been redirected to individual solo movies. Are you excited for what Sony has planned for their Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters? If Venom is kept at PG-13, the studio believes there will be greater leeway in having characters cross over within the films. According to Variety, Sony is crossing its fingers that Venom does well critically and financially so they can move forward with an "MCU" of their own, primarily all of the Spider-Man characters such as villains and other vigilantes for which they own the film rights.
Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will mark Miles Morales' feature film debut and Peter Parker will be on hand to mentor the young hero as he begins his superhero career.