Of course they do. Studios want to make good movies. It is possible to have a hit movie that works with audiences that critics don't like, and Venom is evidence of that. If they have to have one or the other, they would pick the audiences. But if they made a movie that audiences liked that critics also liked, that would only help their bottom line and their overall reputation. I didn't see Venom because I thought it looked like garbage, and the critics reviews did nothing to convince me that I should see it anyway. If the critical response had been higher, I might have been willing to buy that ticket, but it wasn't so I didn't. The last time Sony made a great live-action Spider-Man movie on their own was 15 years ago. I have zero confidence in their ability to do that now. Putting Tom Holland in Venom would not make me interested in seeing Venom 2; it would just make me less interested in seeing Tom Holland Spider-Man movies if they are diluted in quality and crisscrossed with stuff I don't care about, rather than maintaining his connection to the MCU, which makes his version distinct from his predecessors.