Tom Holland’s run as the MCU’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man seems to be coming to a close with the 3rd and final Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures joint effort Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, it seems Sony Pictures’ head honcho Amy Pascal has much need for Parker’s web-slinging post any contractual obligations with Marvel Studios has ended.
Pascal went on the record saying:
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.
Now Pascal has often jumped the gun and misspoken before, nevertheless, it looks like Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is here to stay. Be it for a little while.
It’s obvious that Sony Pictures has a chub for the Holl’s, with the casting of the actor in Uncharted and the apparent talks of continuing the actor’s role over at Sony as far back as the first instance of Marvel and Sony parting ways fizzled to the top of the news cycle.
Now apart from Sony’s *desperate* plans to shove Spider-Man and Venom in a movie together, the plan to keep Tom Holland as Spider-Man is likely a strategic effort to drift on the momentum created by the MCU curtails. Which makes sense. Though I have said time and again, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has proven to be Spidey’s best outing from the Sony camp.
The extent of Marvel’s participation in these next three movies is also up for musings and intellectual masturbation.