Everyone still has their tongues wagging around about Venom, the hit film that managed to tell a Spider-Man story without Spider-Man being present. The film's symbiotic success (especially overseas) has had people pontificating about a potential sequel for months— we've heard some rumors in terms of dates set aside by Sony, as well as director Ruben Fleischer saying that certain characters (of the mid-credits variety) were being saved for "a great, natural sequel." Today we have another Venom sequel rumor to add to the pile.
In a conversation on The Mutuals Interviews, one of the Venom co-writers, Jeff Pinkner, is asked about a potential sequel. His response is, "I can’t say anything other than that it is happening.” As to whether he'd be returning to co-write it, he says, "I am not. As of right now, I am not."
Though exciting for Venom enthusiasts, this is far from total confirmation that a sequel is a done deal. Pinkner is asked about Spidey as well in the interview, mentioning how a Spidey-less origin story wasn't impossible, as there are many versions of it in the comics. He's also asked if Spidey exists at all in the Venom-verse, to which he says, “Without revealing anything that I’m not allowed to reveal, it is not impossible that in a future/upcoming Venom movie, Spider-Man will play a significant role."
Before we all start conjuring images of a Tom Holland vs. Tom Hardy throwdown, it's important to once again reiterate that none of this is set in any kind of cosmic stone. Besides, we all saw Holland's Spidey blow away like so much dust in Avengers: Infinity War. That means Spidey is dead for good, right?
Peter Parker may be gone for the moment, but movie-goers are learning to love again thanks to Eddie Brock. Hopefully we'll get some firm sequel plans in the near future.