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  • Author's Saving Throw: Venom was at least self-contained ala Iron Man, which is a comparatively good start for such a franchise when looking at the bloated Poorly Disguised Pilot that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, or Universal's similarly failed attempt at a Shared Universe.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With some fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as they feared it could cause Sony to revoke Spider-Man's permission to be in the MCU if were successful enough (which, surely enough, turned out to be the case briefly after the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home before the deal with Marvel Studios was renewed). The existence of these movies also means that fan-favorite characters like Venom are now unusable in the MCU, where many feel that the characters would receive a much better adaptation due to Marvel Studios' highly acclaimed track record. The fact that Sony's previous attempt at creating a Shared Universe revolving around only Spider-Man and his associated characters died with its second film hasn't helped, especially since SUOMC goes one step further than that and removes Spider-Man entirely from these characters' backstories, despite many of them, like Venom, reqiring his involvement in order to even exist.
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  • Just Here for Godzilla: Fans of the MCU versions of the Spider-Man characters seem to be open to the idea of seeing more of the likes of Tom Holland's Spider-Man and J. K. Simmons's J. Jonah Jameson in the setting after rumors indicated that they would be involved with these movies.
  • Shocking Moments: The trailer for Morbius (2021) includes two MCU references — A Spider-Man mural with "Murderer" written over itNote(Spoilers for Far From Home and Michael Keaton, who played Adrian Toomes from Homecoming — which has caused a lot of speculation on whether the two universes are going to be merged after all.note 
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