Venom and Spider-Man crossover movie will be ‘scary and really funny’ says director Jon Watts (exclusive)

Sam Ashurst
Venom and Spider-Man could soon face off (credit: Sony Pictures)

The original Venom movie might not have received the best reviews, but it was a major box office smash and, with Tom Hardy already signed up for Venom 2, it’s only a matter of time before Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock faces off against Tom Holland’s Peter Parker for a crossover movie.

Yahoo Movies UK sat down with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts this week, and we took the opportunity to ask if he thought it’ll be tricky to combine the tones of the two franchises (Venom’s horror-influence is slightly at odds with Watts’ light Spider-tone).

Watts soon set us straight. “I’d love to see the two Toms together. I don’t know if they are that different tonally, actually. The thing that stood out more than anything else in Venom was the humour. Even though it was so dark and twisted, it was so funny!”

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“So I don’t know if it would be that tonally different,” he continued. “I think it would be scary, but it would also be really funny.”

As for how Watts would approach working with Tom Hardy if he was to direct the film, he had a surprising answer.

WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actor Tom Hardy arrives for Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Venom" held at Regency Village Theatre on October 1, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

“I definitely would not cover up his face. I know that’s an instinct for many directors, where they cover up his nose and his mouth. Hopefully I can resist that temptation.”

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We’re not actually sure how he’d manage that, considering the fact a key element of Eddie Brock’s Venom is a, well, mask, but, after Spider-Man: Homecoming’s brilliant subversions, we have faith that he can pull off the first costume-free Marvel movie.

Still, as long as Brock takes another lobster bath, producer Amy Pascal will be happy.

“When you think of Venom, you'll never be able to think of anyone but Tom Hardy sitting in that bathtub of lobsters. And once you saw Tom Hardy do this character, that's all you needed to know,” the producer said.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is in cinemas from 2 July.