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Pascal says the studio is looking at a new trilogy, though insiders say no plans are official.
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is staying put in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to producer Amy Pascal. Sony andMarvel Studiosare weeks away from unveilingSpider-Man: No Way Home, the latest co-production between the two studios, and Pascal says there are more plans for Holland, Sony and theKevin Feige-run Marvel to collaborate.
“This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascalsaid an in interviewwithFandangopublished Monday. “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.”
Sony insiders note though the studio 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.
No Way Homedebuts Dec. 17 and followsHomecoming(2017) andFar From Home(2019), which earned $1.1 billion worldwide and stands as Sony’s highest-grossing film ever.
Sony, which has long controlled the film rights to Spider-Man, made five films starring the hero from 2002-14, three directed by Sam Raimi and two from filmmaker Marc Webb. In 2015, a year after Webb’sThe Amazing Spider-Man 2(2014) underpformed at the box office, Marvel and Sony unveiled an unprecedented partnership that allowed Spider-Man to appear in Marvel’sCaptain America: Civil War(2016) and would see Feige and Marvel produce a series of Spider-Man films released by Sony. The deal not only put Spider-man in the MCU, it made him a central figure and allowed him to interact with its other characters, seeing him have a major role inAvengers: Infinity War(2018).
The Sony-Marvel deal fell apart not too long after the release ofFar From Home, spilling into the public arena and causing much hand-wringing amongst Spider-Man fans. (Holland even called then-CEO Bob Iger to ask him to work something out with Sony). In September 2019, Sony and Marvel unveiled they had reached a new deal that would allowHolland to complete his trilogyand also appear in one more MCU film.
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. The studio has found success with Tom Hardy as Venom, withVenom: Let There Be Carnageincluding a post-credits scene that saw the character enter the MCU, apparently setting up a showdown with Spider-Man that may be further teased inNo Way Home, which deals with villains from different universes joining the MCU.
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).