As per the new Sony-Disney deal, all the existing and future Spider-verse films, which are currently on Netflix, will be shifted over to Disney+. It will happen once Sony’s earlier deal with Netflix expires. But apparently, that’s not the only effect of the new deal between Sony and Disney as Geekosity has reported that the upcoming Spider-Woman film (still not officially announced) will include a cameo by Tom Holland as the webbed superhero.
As per Sony’s prior deals with Marvel Studios, it has already based its upcoming Jared Leto feature Morbius in the Spider-Man universe. And now, if Geekosity’s report is true, then the Spider-Woman film too will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The report also claims that of the different iterations of the character in the comics, the film will bring to life the story of Jessica Drew’s version with Tom Holland starring in a cameo role.
The report exclusively points out that the inclusion of Spider-Woman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was not an offshoot of Disney’s deal with Sony but rather one of the crucial points it was based on. But as per Geekosity, it was only when Sony agreed to herd back all the Tom Holland Spider-Verse films to Disney+ once they are off Netflix that Marvel Studio agreed to collaborate with them on more characters from the comics. This once again confirms that Sony’s upcoming and any future Spider-Man spinoffs will be placed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well thus raising the possibility of Spider-Woman’s appearance in Avengers 5 and future Spider-Man films.
The Spider-Woman film was announced by Deadline back in August 2020 when it reported that Sony has brought Olivia Wilde on board to directed a female-centered Marvel movie. Though nothing is officially confirmed yet, Wilde had accidentally confirmed the inclusion of Kevin Feige in the project during her appearance on the Shut Up Evan podcast.
Tom Holland already has his hands full what with keeping in a trillion secrets about his upcoming film, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Even though neither Marvel Studios neither Holland himself have confirmed, it is general news now that the film will focus on ushering in the multiverse and will have villains, as well as heroes from other universes, enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Earth. There have been many leaks about the film’s storyline and its star cast, which includes Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and William Dafoe’s Green Goblin from Sam Raimi’s version of the web-slinger as well as Jamie Foxx’s Electro from 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield.
Though both Marvel Studios and Tom Holland have vehemently denied the inclusion of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the film, there have been consistent reports with pretty credible evidence proving that the past versions of Spidey are indeed in the film and will possibly join hands with Tom Holland’s superhero to avert a major villainous crisis.
So, when it comes to Tom Holland, there is a sea of tantalizing rumors and possibilities out there. Only time (and some much-needed patience from our side) will tell whether they are true or not.