Forget trying to make Venom fit into the MCU: it makes more sense if a version of Spider-Man is already dead in Sony's movie universe.
Richard Wenk, writer of Sony's Kraven the Hunter movie, explains that he plans for the character "to come face-to-face with Spider-Man."
Sony is pushing ahead with their Kraven the Hunter movie, but it means one major Spider-Man arc is off the table for Marvel - "Kraven's Last Hunt."
Sony's Kraven the Hunter film can't feature his archenemy Spider-Man, but there are other Marvel characters who could be the perfect prey for Kraven.
Sony moves forward with a Kraven the Hunter standalone movie, setting writer Richard Wenk to pen the script for the Spider-Man villain's solo film.
Sony's Spider-Man villains movies have yet to begin, but the studio already reportedly has five films in the works - from Kraven to Venom.