While it might colloquially be considered a day to revolve around shopping, aka Cyber Monday, we’re actually now in the “Spider-Man” universe—his multiverse, in fact.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is already being considered the last Spider-Man film to feature villains (and reportedly heroes) in 20 years of live-action movies. When the clock struck midnight and tickets went on sale on Monday morning, It took only a few moments for the domestic and national ticket websites to crash As expected, moviegoers rushed to secure seats (and possibly an NFT souvenir) for one of the biggest movies of the year.
But despite the fact that this final installment of the “Homecoming” trilogy marks the end of Disney’s current deal to share the web-slinging character — played by British star Tom Holland — producer and former Sony Pictures head Amy Pascal said the time for an actor as old as Peter Parker – 25 years – is not over.
“This isn’t the last movie we’re going to make with Marvel – [this is not] The last ‘Spider-Man’ movie,” Pascal said in an interview Monday Morning with Fandango. “We’re getting ready to make the next ‘Spider-Man’ movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of it as three movies, and now we’re moving on to the next three. It’s one of our MCU movies. Doesn’t last… Yes, Marvel and Sony will continue to go together as partners.”
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Representatives for Holland did not immediately return the Post’s request for comment.
The relationship between Sony Pictures and Disney hasn’t always been smooth, as Spider-Man was nearly kicked out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2019. Holland himself proved to be a key figure in bringing the two studios back together, as then-Disney CEO Bob Iger called “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Explained in an interview with. and holland detailed in an interview With Kimmel a few months later.
Star jokingly recalled a drunken conversation with Iger after the 2019 D23 Expo, during which he “cried” over the prospect of his “Spider-Man” character being dropped from the MCU due to studio disagreements. “I was really emotional because I felt like it was all coming to an end,” he said.
It was this conversation that made the then boss change his perspective.
“It was clear that he cared a lot,” Iger said. “He’s a great ‘Spider-Man.’ I felt for him and it was clear that the fans wanted it all.”
“Maybe it’s time for me to move on,” he said. “Probably the best thing for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales movie. I have to keep Peter Parker in mind as well because he’s such an important part of my life. If I’m going to do Spider-Man after I’m 30, playing the role, so I have done something wrong.”
Well, probably not if Amy Pascal has anything to say about it.
“Yes, Marvel and Sony will continue to go together as partners.”
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” premieres exclusively in theaters on December 17.