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Tom Hardy is good and ready to see his Venom throw down with Tom Holland's Spider-Man. Despite the iconic villain's comic book origins being directly tied to Spidey, 2018's Venom chose to establish the alien parasite as a character that exists completely independently of the wall-crawler - at least for now.
While Tom Holland's Spider-Man currently lives in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - a world Venom is not part of - it's clear moves are being made to bridge the gap between the two realities. Michael Keaton's Vulture (an MCU character) will appear in Sony's Morbius, for example. It's all connected, which means a Spider-Man/Venom showdown is an inevitability.
Take a look at the trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage below!
That's good news for Hardy, who's willing to "do anything" to fight Spider-Man on the big-screen. Asked about the possibility of such a movie by Esquire, the Venom star said that Sony and Marvel should both be willing, adding that it would be "beneficial to both sides". In other words, it would make a crap-ton of money.
He added that he's doing what he can to "steer" any potential crossover toward becoming a reality, but reminded fans that he's just one man in a vast and complicated machine of legal agreements and IPs.
"I would be remiss if I wasn't trying to steer any kind of connectivity. I wouldn't be doing the job if I wasn't awake and open to any opportunity or eventuality or be excited by that," he said.
"Obviously, that's a large canyon to leap, to be bridged by one person alone, and it would take a much higher level of diplomacy and intelligence, sitting down and talking, to take on an arena such as that. I hope and strongly, with both hands, push, eagerly, towards that potential, and would do anything to make that happen, within what's right in business."
Before Venom meets Spider-Man, he first has to go head-to-head with Carnage for the first time when Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits cinemas September 15.
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