Tickets recently went on sale for Spider-Man: No Way Home and so many fans rushed to ticketing websites and apps that they crashed, which shows the world that we need at least three more Tom Holland Spider-Man movies and guess what? That’s exactly what we’re getting!
Producer Amy Pascal revealed in a new interview with Fandango, which crashed under the weight of ticket-buying traffic, that this December’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is “far from” the last Spider-Man movie that will star Holland, at least if all goes according to plan.
“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.”
“Marvel and Sony are going to keep going together as partners,” she added.
In 2015 Marvel and Sony unveiled an unprecedented partnership that allowed Spider-Man to appear in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (2016) and would see Kevin Feige and Marvel produce a series of Spider-Man films released by Sony.
The deal not only put Spider-man in the MCU, it also made him an important character and allowed him to interact with its other characters, seeing him have a major role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and End Game (2019).
The Sony-Marvel deal fell apart not too long after the release of Far From Home, spilling into the court of public opinion and causing much angst amongst Spider-Man fans. It was reported that Holland even personally called then-Disney CEO Bob Iger to ask him to work something out with Sony. In September 2019, Sony and Marvel revealed they had reached a new deal that would allow Holland to complete his trilogy and also appear in one more MCU film, however further details of that deal have not yet been revealed.
Sony Pictures also recently signed a deal that would license out future film releases for Disney’s streaming platforms starting in 2022 and Marvel Studios has already announced an animated prequel to its Spider-Man films, Spider-Man: Freshman Year, coming to Disney Plus in the future, too.
In addition to its Spider-Man films, Sony has its own universe of Marvel characters, with Jared Leto’s Morbius due out next year and a Kraven the Hunter film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the works for 2023 release. The studio has found success with Tom Hardy as Venom, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage including a post-credits scene that saw the character enter the MCU, apparently setting up a showdown with Spider-Man that may be further teased in No Way Home, which deals with villains from different universes joining the MCU.
Amy Pascal explained, “Well, there’s the Marvel Universe, which is one container and then there’s the Spider-Verse movies, which are different and then there’s the other universe where the Sony characters are in. We all are very respectful of each other and work together and make sure that we’re only being additive.”
Pascal went on to add, “Spider-Man is always very special and different from everything else, but I think the beautiful thing is you had two big corporations that decided to work together for the good of the story and the character, and I don’t think that’s always the spirit that you see. Yeah, working together and helping each other make things be better is a good model.”
It is important to note: though Sony has a strong relationship with Holland and Feige and hopes to continue their collaboration, there are no official plans for a trilogy at this phase and neither Marvel nor Sony have publicly confirmed Amy Pascal’s assertions.
The official description reads: For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Watch the final trailer, which has over 26 million views, below:
Spiderman: No Way Home, from director Jon Watts, also stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, as well as returning Spider-Man villain actors Willem Dafoe (Green Goblin), Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) and Jamie Foxx (Electro) and will be in theaters December 17, 2021 (tickets are available for Thursday, December 16).