‘Venom’ Director Confirms Upcoming Spider-Man Confrontation

The Venom franchise will lead to a confrontation with Spider-Man, says director Ruben Fleischer.

Tom Hardy made his debut as the Marvel antihero in Sony’s first Venom solo movie and after earning $856 million at the box office a sequel was greenlit and with Andy Serkis confirmed as director in August.

Serkis posted the cover of Venom Lethal Protector (1993) #6 to celebrate and confirm his hiring, and the cover features Venom and Spider-Man, with the tagline: “It’s not their final battle, but it just might be their greatest.”



Fleischer says that the sequel is leading towards Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Hardy’s Eddie Brock teaming up.


“That’s where it’s all going to lead,” Fleischer said in an interview with Fandom. “And that’s the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom… in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren’t able to that. And so the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other.”


It’s unclear if that confrontation will happen in Venom 2 or a subsequent film.

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