Hello friends.

There's been some back and forth from the producers of Spider-Man about how exactly he fits into the Sony Spidey-verse and the MCU, but we finally have the sort of vague confirmation one expects from a superhero movie. And by the looks of it all, we're going to be seeing an effload of Spider-Man in the coming years. 

During an interview with Fandom, Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige addressed Spider-Man's place in both film universes and offered some details about when Homecoming 2 takes place. According to Pascal, Spidey and pals are all Marvel characters and the Sony movies will acknowledge that. Just don't expect to see Venom popping up in the films of the MCU. 

First, there is Spider-Man happily in the place where he’s supposed to be which is in the Marvel Universe. I think everything comes from that. This is the signpost, the tentpole, the signature and… the other movies that Sony’s going to make, in their relationship to this [MCU] Spider-Man, take place in this [separate Sony] world. Although you’re not going to see them in the Marvel Universe, it’s in the same reality.

Feige seemed to agree as he thought Pascal gave “the perfect answer”. See? Nothing that we already hadn't counted on. It sounds like the Venom lead Sony Spidey-Verse will be treated like the Marvel Netflix shows, MCU adjacent. However, I would expect that as Spider-man rakes in the dough at the box office like, he's expected to, things might change. This notion could be confirmed by Pascal not exactly closing the door on seeing Spider-Man pop up in the Venom movie.

Venom is a character that is closely associated with Spidey and there may be some day where you see them together, you never know.

$5 says "someday" means a post-credits scene in Venom 1. Kevin Feige seems to agree with Amy Pascal by giving the templated MCU response of "never say never". 

Lastly, much like Homecoming 1 starts right after Civil War, Pascal reveals the currently untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 starts off almost exactly where the also untitled Avengers 4 ends. 

What I think we should focus on is this Spider-Man who started in Civil War and then has this movie, and then will be in the Avengers movie. And we are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story.

Taking all of this into account and add it to Feige's recent comments to i09, it certainly seems as though Tom Holland is being set-up to take over for Robert Downey Jr. as the new face of the MCU. The MCU head honcho spilled quite a few surprises as to why Spider-Man is the one to kick things off.

So much happens in [the 3rd and 4th Avengers movies], as you can imagine, and so much is affected by it that we felt what better person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU, in a grounded, realistic manner, than Peter Parker? So, coming out two months after Untitled Avengers, [that’s what] much of what the next Spider-Man film will be about.
It was purposefully done like this.  Like how the events of Captain America: Civil War impacted Peter as he was dropped off by Tony and expected to go back to continue his sophomore year, how the hell are the events of Infinity War and Untitled [Avengers] going to affect him as he, yes, goes back to his junior year?

If Infinity War is going to be the emotional rollercoaster we all know it will be, I think we can definitely expect the events of Avengers 4 and Homecoming 2 to restore the hope to the MCU and there's no better candidate to lead the charge than Spider-Man. What do you think?