Captain America: Civil War saw the introduction of Tom Holland and Spider-Man into the MCU, which was followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Avengers: Infinity War, and Marvel also has the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel coming out next year.
The Spider-Man film rights happen to be owned by Sony Pictures, but Marvel and Sony came to a mutual deal in order for Spidey to appear in the MCU.
Sony recently announced Spider-Man spinoff movies with Venom and Silver and Black, with the Venom movie coming out this October starring Tom Hardy.
While there have been rumors of Tom Holland appearing in Venom, it’s confirmed that Venom is not a part of the MCU.
The Infinity War directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, participated in a Q&A recently at the Iowa City High School where they were asked about Venom and the MCU.
“No, that’s a Sony property,” they said.
The news shouldn’t be all that surprising, and it even seems that Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock is getting a different origin than the comic books because of Tom Holland being a part of the Marvel Studios movies.
Speaking of Tom Holland, a Sony producer also said that Spider-Man will be back with Sony following Marvel’s use of the character, so if Marvel and Sony don’t come to another deal, expect the Tom Holland Spider-Man to be fully integrated into the Sony Spiderverse of movies, which could come as early as next year following Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’s July 4, 2019 release.
Venom has an October 5, 2018 release.