Both Tom Holland and the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be part of the Spider-Man equation in future films, it’s been confirmed.
With the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home due in just a couple of weeks, chatter has already turned to the future of the webslinger franchise. With the film marking the end of a trilogy for the character, there’s been plenty of speculation as to what the future holds for Tom Holland, who has previously said he doesn’t want to be playing the character in his 30s (that’s five years away). Sony’s agreement with Disney to keep the character inside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is up for renewal too.
That means a whole lot of uncertainty for the character’s future, but long-time Spider-Man producer, Amy Pascal has spoken out to reassure fans that there are no plans to change the status quo any time soon. Speaking with Fandango, Pascal said “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.”
Fans of both Tom Holland in the role, and those who enjoy the character being part of the MCU can relax then it seems.
One area that Pascal chose to be far less forthright in however, was when discussing a possible crossover between the separate Marvel universes that exist at the moment, with the producer explaining “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.”
When directly asked if we’d see a crossover between these universes, such as Tom Hardy’s Venom entering the MCU, she coyly added “we all want to keep making movies together. How’s that for an answer?”
Spider-Man: No Way Home releases on the 15th of December, where we might just get some definitive answers to a couple of these questions. We’ll let you know more as we hear it.
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