2018 is going to be a busy year because Marvel announced some surprising news.
Sony, who owns Spider-Man, announced that in 2018 they will be doing a solo movie focusing only on Spider-Man’s rival, Venom. The actor chosen to be Venom will be Tom Hardy (same actor who played as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises). The film will be set to be release in theaters in October 5th, 2018. Unfortunately, unlike Spider-Man who is part of the MCU (Avengers, Iron-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc), Venom will not be part of the universe and will only be in Sony. This is also around the same time as the upcoming DC film Aquaman.
Also, a planned animated movie starring Miles Morales Spider-Man is coming out in December 2018! To those who don’t know, Miles Morales is an African-Hispanic mixed teen who becomes the new Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker Spider-Man in the Ultimate Marvel comics. This animated movie will be owned by Sony.
Last but not least, joining in the solo films is announcement of the female characters Black Cat and Silver Sable. Once again, they will NOT be part of the MCU films. This planned film will be star these women who has some connection to the Spider-Man comics. This film is in development now.