Does the upcoming film with Venom take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

A question asking about the upcoming Venom film recently hit the Hot Network Questions. The movie in question is currently scheduled to release in 6 months on October 5, 2018.

It's difficult to answer questions like these without relying on speculation or pre-release director interviews. Any answer posted now could possibly be made obsolete with new information when the film is officially released.

Should this question be considered on-topic?

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    While speculations about unreleased films' content are largely futile and discouraged, this example seems more of a general production-related question that should very well be answerable already. However, your last sentence asks a really broad policy question that this single example can't really do justice. – Napoleon Wilson Apr 25 '18 at 14:59
  • We thus yet again have the classic meta dilemma of an odd example used to discuss a very broad policy, where we can either debate the merit of the specific example and lose track of the general discussion or have a general policy discussion (that has been held before already, though) and disregard the example entirely. It would thus be preferable to phrase the meta question a asking how the specific question fits into the existing policy that discourages speculation about unreleased films. – Napoleon Wilson Apr 25 '18 at 15:03
  • @NapoleonWilson I've rephrased my meta question to ask whether this one specific question is on-topic. I vaguely remembered there being a policy on un-released films, but I couldn't find any discussions on meta. – Stevoisiak Apr 25 '18 at 15:05

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