Is Venom Joining Malekith's Army in War of the Realms? What About Sabretooth?

Marvel has released their May solicitations before Bleeding Cool could leak them, and we're seeing some interesting information in the solicits for May's issues of War of the Realms. First, in War of the Realms #3, Earth's continents are divided up amongst invaders while Thor remains missing…

WAR OF THE REALMS #3 (of 6)
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS & MATTHEW WILSON
VARIANT COVER BY BILLY TAN
CONNECTING REALM VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC
YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY MARCO CHECCETTO
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY SEAN IZAAKSE
VARIANT COVER BY VICTOR HUGO
BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY HEEJIN JEON
VAN VARIANT COVER BY GREG HORN
RECLAIM THE REALMS!
North America freezes into New Jotunheim. Europe becomes New Svartalfheim. Asia goes up in flames as the new domain of Queen Sindr and her fire goblins. Ulik the Troll lays claim to Australia while Amora the Enchantress raises an army of the dead in South America. Africa falls to the Angels of Heven while Roxxon Oil drops its stakes in Antarctica. Midgard now belongs to Malekith and his allies! The Avengers' last hope lies in a series of suicide missions across the realms, starting with the rescue of Thor—last seen surrounded by an army of Frost Giants in Jotunheim…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

While in War of the Realms #4, the solicit teases a secret weapon for Malekith, which seems like it might be Venom:

WAR OF THE REALMS #4 (of 6)
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A) • Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS & MATTHEW WILSON
VARIANT COVER BY GREG HILDEBRANDT
CONNECTING REALM VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC
YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY AARON KUDER
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY BILLY TAN
VARIANT COVER BY VICTOR HUGO
BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY MAXX LIM
Pray to All-Mother Freyja! For in her hands lies the key to ending Malekith's war. The Black Bifrost — the only method of travel for Malekith's vast armies — must fall. Even with the Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Hulk (Jen Walters) at Freyja's side, how many Dark Elves can one goddess kill? While Freyja's team heads for the swamps of Svartalfheim, Captain America's rescue mission in Jotunheim faces the wrath of giants, Captain Marvel leads a global assault team against Malekith's allies and the Black Panther defends Avengers Mountain against a siege of mythic proportion. None of them know that Malekith has a secret weapon. And its bite will prove most…VENOMOUS.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

But over in Venom's regular series, the titular symbiote is battling against Malekith… and we know Marvel would never screw up its continuity during a super-mega-crossover event, right?!

VENOM #14
CULLEN BUNN (W) • IBAN COELLO (A)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY MAXX LIM
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
• Chaos reigns as Malekith's campaign to take over the Nine Realms sweeps through Manhattan.
• With desperate battles raging all around them to quell Malekith's horde, Venom has teamed up with an unlikely group to try to stop Malekith…
• …or die trying.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

One former villain-turned-hero-turned-villain is definitely joining Malekith's side in War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #2 though: Sabretooth!

WAR OF THE REALMS: UNCANNY X-MEN #2 (of 3)
MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • PERE PEREZ (A) • Cover by DAVID YARDIN
VARIANT COVER BY SCOTT WILLIAMS
Sabretooth, tired of being the X-Men's pet, is back to his bloodthirsty ways once again. Now, joined by Malekith's forces, he's determined to make the X-Men bleed for him…
LEGACY #636
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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