Sony does not waste time taking advantage of the success of "Venom".
The studio announced two release dates for Marvel films that have not yet been titled on Wednesday, July 10, 2020 and October 2, 2020. The latter is described as a "sequel to Sony / Marvel without title." All signs point to a second installment of "Venom", as the film broke the October box office record for a first weekend with $ 80 million. It has raised almost $ 780 million worldwide.
Another possibility would be a sequel to the upcoming animated movie, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." He got a positive rumor, including Jason Guerrasio from Business Insider, who called it "the best animated movie of the year" in his preview of the Christmas movie. But even if Sony trusts the movie, it has not been released yet.
Meanwhile, "Venom" has already shattered expectations at the box office and laid the groundwork for a sequel to its post-credits scene. It seems inevitable.
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Sony's exclusive deal with Marvel Studios, which came in 2015, allows Spider-Man to use its Marvel movie universe, while Sony retains distribution rights and creative control. Sony owns the film rights of hundreds of Spider-Man characters and can continue to make their own films with those characters (and Spider-Man) under the agreement.
"Venom" was the first split of Sony's Spider-Man since the commercial and critical failure of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in 2014. While the reviews ripped "Venom" (it has a 29% Rotten Tomatoes score) , his success with the public revitalized Sony's Spider-Man universe, according to box office experts.
"If they constantly make movies that the public wants to see, Disney will have to buy from Sony to recover Spider-Man," Exhibitor Relations senior analyst Jeff Bock told Business Insider earlier this month.
It's good news for Sony because it already had several other films derived from Spider-Man in development before "Venom" was a success. The release date of July 10, 2020 is probably "Morbius," starring Jared Leto as the villainous vampire Spider-Man.
Other possibilities include "Black Cat", based on a frequent love interest of Spider-Man, or "Kraven the Hunter", based on another long-time enemy of the superhero that crawls on the wall. But since "Morbius" has already chosen its main actor, that's probably the best bet.