It seems like only a while ago news broke that the Venom movie starring Tom Hardy would not be a part of the MCU. Which means that Spider-Man – or at least the version starring Tom Holland – will not be a part of it. This was confirmed by both Kevin Feige and Spider-Man: Homecoming director, Jon Watts. 

However, in a recent interview with Filmstarts, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Venom producer, Amy Pascal (who was sitting beside Kevin Feige during the interview) claimed otherwise.

Well, those movies will all take place in the world that we’re now creating for Peter Parker. They’ll all be adjuncts to it. They may be different locations, but it will still all be in the same world. They will all be connected to each other as well.

When asked if Tom Holland would appear in the upcoming Venom movie, Amy Pascal had this to say:

There’s a chance. There’s always a chance. I think one of the things that Kevin has done with Marvel that’s so brilliant is bringing the fans along and making each movie seem like a chapter in a book that you have to read in order to go forward, and I think the investment that the fans get to feel in being part of a larger story and understanding what’s happening is something that I know Sony would want to emulate.

One can only assume that Marvel Studios and Sony has recently settled on another deal, which would explain the sudden change of plans.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be hitting Malaysian cinemas 6 July 2017.