Film producer and former Sony Pictures chairperson Amy Pascal says that Venom and Silver & Black, Sony's two planned Spider-Man spin-offs, are indeed connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - at least enough that Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Tom Holland could appear in either or both films.
“Well those movies will all take place in the world that we are now creating for Peter Parker," Pascal told German news outlet FilmStarts. "They’ll be adjuncts to it, it may be different locations but it will still all be in the same world, and they will be connected to each other as well.”
It's unclear from that statement if Pascal means the planned spin-offs are connected to each other, or to the MCU directly. Pascal expanded on her statements, saying she's taking a page from Kevin Feige and Marvel's playbook to build an interconnected world for Sony's spin-offs.
“There’s a chance," she said, when asked directly if Tom Holland could appear in the films. "There’s always a chance. I think one of the things that Kevin has done with Marvel that was so brilliant is by bringing the fans along and making each movie seem like a chapter in a book, that you have to read that chapter in order to go forward. And I think the investment that the fans get to feel in being a part of a larger story and understanding what’s happening, I think is something that I know Sony would want to emulate.”
Feige, who was also present for the interview, did not chime in to clarify or offer insight. Feige recently told French website AlloCine that Sony's films are independent of and separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is due out in theaters July 7. Venom, the first of Sony's spin-offs, is scheduled for release on October 5, 2018, followed by Silver & Black which has not been assigned a release date.