Sony Is Developing a New Spider-Man Trilogy with Tom Holland and Marvel
Marvel Studios' upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home will not be the last time star Tom Holland dons Spidey's web-shooters. According to Sony Pictures Entertainment exec Amy Pascal, another trilogy is in the works, which will be produced by both Sony and Marvel.
When asked about No Way Home concluding the Spider-Man film series, Pascal said to Fandango, "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."
Holland's future as Spider-Man was previously called into question following recent interviews. He called Spider-Man: No Way Home the end of a franchise, hinting that it would be the end of his turn as the web-slinger. "I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you'd be seeing a very different version," he said. "It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy. We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don't know. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it."
The actor previously hinted at the uncertain future surrounding the MCU's Spider-Man, stating, "The last six years of my life, I always had a job to go to... It's kind of terrifying, but it's also really exciting." The actor also began talking about passing the mantle of Spider-Man on to other actors and helping the MCU establish other versions, such as Miles Morales, feeling that his time as a superhero was nearing its end. "If I'm playing Spider-Man after I'm 30, I've done something wrong," he said. Pascal, however, has remained adamant that Holland's Spider-Man will be around for a long time. She stated in the past that she would only work on Spider-Man films with Holland attached.
Spider-Man: No Way Home brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Sony's two Spider-Man franchises together through the film's many returning stars. This includes actors Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin and Alfred Molina as Doc Ock from Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, respectively. In addition, Spider-Man 3 villain Sandman will also be making an appearance, reportedly with Thomas Haden Church reprising his role.
From Amazing Spider-Man comes the Lizard, reportedly with actor Rhys Ifans once again; and from Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jamie Foxx's Electro, though recent trailers reveal a unique design, somewhat more faithful to his comic book counterpart's appearance.