Tom Holland's Spider-Man might be in the MCU for now, but one day he will become a part of Sony's own Marvel Universe.
If you haven't been on board since day one, trying to get your head around how exactly Marvel's movie world works can be pretty confusing. Its core is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU. That's where the cinematic version of the Avengers reside. However, Sony also owns the movie rights to some of Marvel's many creations, hence the nastiness between them and Disney earlier this year.
Although Sony owns the movie rights to Spidey, they struck up a deal with Disney so the web-slinger could appear in the MCU. Since then, Tom Holland has brought the hero to life in two Spider-Man movies and three team-up flicks. Sony then decided to take Spidey back but has since struck up a fresh deal with Disney to allow them to wrap up the hero's storylines in the MCU.
If all of that confuses you, then you're definitely not going to like this next part. If and when Holland is done portraying Spider-Man in the MCU, it likely won't be the last time we see him in blue and red. That's because Venom director Ruben Fleischer revealed during an interview with Fandom that Spidey will crossover into the Sony Marvel movies at some point in the future.
More specifically, Fleischer said that Holland's Spider-Man will one day meet with Tom Hardy's Venom. Venom was a sort of refresh for Sony and the first movie in what will seemingly be a villain-based Marvel Universe. Morbius will be the next title in the franchise, with the tease of Venom 2 featuring Carnage taking place during the credits of the first movie.
Readers of the many Spider-Man comics will know all too well that the hero inhabits a multiverse, not a universe. There are many different Spider-Mans (Spider-Men?) taking various forms and protecting the innocent in infinite realms. The implication is that somehow, the MCU's Spider-Man will travel between dimensions, ending up in the one in which Venom exists. Exciting, albeit a little confusing stuff, and we cannot wait!