Tom Holland ain’t giving up Spider-Man anytime soon – at least according to the franchise’s producer Amy Pascal.
There have been lingering questions about the future of Spider-Man after next month’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” which effectively completes actor Tom Holland’s obligations to his “Spider-Man” contract.
In addition, the actor told GQ recently he’s thinking of moving on and felt he didn’t want to be playing Parker by his 30s (in about five years time).
There was also a question about whether the Sony/Marvel relationship was also over as Sony seems keen to forge ahead with its own Marvel movie universe.
Some of those questions have now seemingly been answered by Pascal who, speaking with Fandango, shoots down any talk of ‘No Way Home’ being not only the last Tom Holland Spidey movie but also the last MCU/Sony film:
“This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie. We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel, it just isn’t part of… 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.”
Pascal also acknowledges that there are multiple Marvel screen universes in play right now and those involved are well aware of the boundaries and are respectfully keeping them separate:
“Well, there’s the Marvel Universe, which is one container, and then there’s the [animated] Spider-Verse movies, which are different and then there’s the other universe where the Sony [‘Spider-Man’ live-action] characters are in. We all are very respectful of each other and work together and make sure that we’re only being additive.”
So what about an actual character crossover between these universes beyond references or newsreel clips? Asked straight up if Holland’s Spider-Man will properly show up in a non-MCU film, like a third “Venom” for example, Pascal deflected: “We all want to keep making movies together. How’s that for an answer?”
How this is all going to work should become clearer once “Spider-Man: No Way Home” opens in cinemas on December 17th.
Pascal also teased the highly anticipated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” sequel, saying “it’s going to be fantastic” and promising Sony will “have something to show on that very soon”.