In a recent interview with Fandango, Spider-Man producer, and former Sony Pictures Boss, Amy Pascal says that a new Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man trilogy with Tom Holland is in the early works.
The interview was to promote the upcoming “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which is poised to be a massive Christmas blockbuster with its release on December 17.
“This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascal revealed. “We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies.”
It’s interesting news, especially considering in a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Holland said he was considering retiring from acting all together.
He also said, “Maybe it is time for me to move on. Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film. I have to take Peter Parker into account as well, because he is an important part of my life…If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.”
Holland, 25, has been playing Spider-Man since he was 19, and is not currently contracted to play the character beyond “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” His co-star Zendaya is also not contracted for future Spider-Man projects.
Though “No Way Home” is technically a Sony movie, they and Marvel have been collaborating on Spider-Man for years. Solo movies are released by Sony, which has owned rights to the character on film since before Disney bought Marvel, but the character can appear within Marvel movies, most recently appearing in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
Now, in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Sony’s Spider-Man universe, including characters who appeared in movies of other incarnations of the Spider-Man character, will meet Marvel’s universe, with the inclusion of Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who even appears on the latest Sony poster for the movie.
It is rumored the crossover will continue in Marvel’s upcoming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” due to be released May 6, 2022.
Interestingly, it was originally going to be reversed. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was supposed to be released first, but when that movie was postponed, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” needed rewrites so the story would make sense.
Crossing the streams may have been bad for Ghostbusters, but it seems to be working for Sony, Disney/Marvel, and the Spider-Man character.
Here’s a trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home”: