Tom Holland Reveals He Pitched Venom And Kraven Movies To Sony After Marvel Split

The Sony-Marvel split is known to us all. Recently Kevin Feige expressed what a roller coaster ride of emotions this split was. Moreover, he revealed that the split happened before, during the shooting of Spider-Man: Far From Home. But they didn’t tell this to anybody and kept it a secret because they didn’t want the end of the movie to affect. Well, that’s thoughtful of them! What’s more thoughtful is that recently in an interview with the Empire, Tom Holland revealed that he pitched Venom and Kraven films to Sony after the Marvel split. Of course, he was the one playing the character, he had to be affected by the split and any decision that would’ve followed. Check out what he’s got to say:

Tom Holland pitched Venom and Kraven films to Sony after Marvel-Sony split
Tom Holland pitched Venom and Kraven films to Sony after the Marvel-Sony split

The SPLIT

Sony and Marvel's brief split
Sony and Marvel’s brief split

Sony held the rights of Spider-Man and other characters sprung from the pages of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s comics. They utilized them in a variety of ways. It began with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire. Then they came up with Andrew Garfield starrer The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2. However, the latter wasn’t as successful as they thought it’ll be, so Sony struck a deal with Marvel to share the rights of the web-slinger. This collaboration gave us Spider-Man in the MCU played by Tom Holland. He debuted in Captain America: Civil War and was shown siding with Tony Stark against the Cap. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man solo outing was a hit. Therefore, Sony thought of developing its interconnected universe of films with characters from the comics. They named it Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU)

Tom Holland Reveals He Pitched Venom And Kraven Movies To Sony After Marvel Split

Tom Holland pitched Venom and Kraven to Sony
Tom Holland pitched Venom and Kraven to Sony

Holland revealed he always loved Marvel movies and wanted to be a part of MCU. Now, when he was, he was more than delighted. However, soon he had to pack his bags and exit the MCU. This was something he never thought would happen this early. Now that everything is back on track, he was in an interview when he looked back at the time when all this was happening. He recalled driving to Amy Pascal’s house to discuss his and the character’s future with her. That discussion also included Venom and Kraven the Hunter films. This is what Holland said:

“On the day that the announcement happened that I would no longer be in the MCU… I just drove over to Amy Pascal’s house and sat with her by her pool, and we sat there for hours, just chatting, and pitching movies. How would we do a film without Marvel? Does Peter Parker fall through a portal, and then he’s in the Venom world? Or do we do a Kraven the Hunter film? It was a nice distraction… because as a young kid I was so in love with Marvel, and I was so lucky to be a part of it that when they took the rug from under my feet, I was not ready to say goodbye yet.”

Though Kraven the Hunter still has years to be released, the bridging of worlds between MCU and SSU has already begun because of Venom 2. The future of this collaboration is unknown and can’t be foreseen. However, Tom Holland worrying about and pitching not just his character but Venom and Kraven speaks a lot about him. It just shows how dedicated he is to his work and his fans!

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