Just weeks ago, producer Amy Pascal worried fans by hinting that Spider-Man’s existence within the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be a limited-time deal. Fans were flabbergasted when it was announced that after two disappointing ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ movies — directed by Marc Webb, starring Andrew Garfield in the title role, with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy — Sony had opted to scrap a third installment and instead agreed to play nice with Disney/Marvel Studios and allow them to use a new Spidey in their movies, while they produced a new, revamped ‘Spider-Man’ film franchise, set within the MCU.
T0m Holland debuted as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in a surprise cameo in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and met with nearly universal thumbs up. Many hoped that this was just the first step in a long series of MCU Spidey appearances. But Pascal might have upset some when she stated:
“One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don’t have studios deciding to work together to make a film very often. In fact it may never happen again, after we do the sequel.”
Just one sequel?! And then Holland’s Spidey swings away from the MCU?
Calm down, True Believer. There are additional plans to utilize Spidey in the MCU and vice versa. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and a sequel has already gotten the green light to be released on July 5, 2019. And in addition, It has now been confirmed that Holland’s Spider-Man will be part of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ AND a fourth ‘Avengers’ movie.
Unfortunately, at this point, that’s all that’s been determined. As Marvel Studios president Kevin Feig stated:
“That’s as far as it goes for now… We had a very particular plan about Spidey himself.”
The second part of that statement is in reference to Sony building upon their ‘Spider-Man’ brand. It was previously Sony’s plan to create a shared Spidey cinematic universe akin to Marvel’s, but after the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ movies didn’t deliver, those plans were put on hold. Now Sony has resumed development on two of the projects they had planned, a ‘Venom’ movie and another featuring Black Cat and Silver Sable.
Beyond that, it doesn’t seem that either studio has a definite plan.
What do you think? Are you happy that Spider-Man will be hanging out with the Avengers for at least one additional movie? Or are you upset that he might only be in two more ensemble films?
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ directed by Jon Watts, stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. and swings into theaters on July 7th, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter