Date: October 12, 2018
“In its first weekend of release, Sony’s Venom defied the lackluster reviews from professional critics, and opened to 80 million at the domestic box office, and to the audience consensus that it “wasn’t that bad”.
But the downside with Venom scoring this kind of boxoffice, is that it gives Sony every incentive to yank Spider-man out of the MCU, and put him into their own budding Sony Marvel universe, alongside Venom, Morbius and Kraven.
In this post-release analysis (not postmortem, as the movie didn’t bomb), @AndreEinherjar will explore just that further. To do so, the Venom boxoffice numbers will be put into context, where the movie stepped wrong and what it did right will be dissected, and then finally, what this boxoffice result could mean for Sony’s own Marvel Universe, and by extension, Spider-man’s future presence in the legitimate Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Looked at on its own…
…I think he’s correct, that Sony would be more incentivized to unite it’s successful Marvel properties…
…Which would be bad for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, should this mean Spiderman will no longer appear in their movies…They’ve invested a lot in him, already…He needs to stay and develop.
No doubt…this is why he’s been made, and kept, a minor character…Marvel didn’t want him to get too big, in case he ended up getting yanked out of their movies?
I can understand Marvel not wanting to recognize movies made outside of their control, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…but part of me wishes they would give their blessing, and allow the crossover[s].