The plot for the movie follows journalist Eddie Brock as he learns to cope with his new symbiote powers, all while investigating the mysterious Life Foundation led by Riz Ahmed's Carlton Drake. The story also mentions that the aforementioned Silver Sable-Black Cat team-up movie has been binned in favour of solo films focusing on either character. With 900 characters in the stable, calling the franchise a "Spider-Man Universe" is somewhat limiting. For the record, that's the formal name given to Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters, which is due to kick-off this fall thanks to Venom. 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.
President of Columbia Pictures Sanford Panitch, who is overseeing Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters explains, "We believe Black Cat is enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from to justify her own film".More news: NASA ready for trip to the sun
Plans have already been announced to make a film based on Morbius, a vampire villain from the Spider-Man comics starring Jared Leto, as well as recruiting Richard Wenk (The Equalizer 2) to write a film based on Kraven the Hunter.
If you've been following Sony's SUMC plans (before it was known as the SUMC), then you may have noticed that there's one title missing in that list, and it's one that had seemingly been in development the longest. Prince-Blythewood will still be attached as producer to both films, but it doesn't appear like she'll be helming either. Before Jake Gyllenhaal had been tapped as Mysterio for Spider-Man: Far From Home, I had been rooting like insane for Kraven to be the next Spider-Man movie villain. Tom Holland will not be portraying the character in Venom and the belief is that if Venom and other Spider-Universe films are too dark, it will preclude Spidey and the other MCU characters from crossing over.More news: Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'
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.More news: Patriots to adjust Brady's contract with added incentives