Spider-Man’s stay in the MCU may be short lived as it has been revealed that he may be departing once the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming has been released.
Fans had waited a long time to see Spider-Man finally join Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The much loved superhero character had been handling things all by himself up until Sony and Marvel struck a deal to bring him into the fold.
Fans got a glimpse of what might be in store when Spidey showed up for the fight during Captain America: Civil War, and were surely expecting Tom Holland’s Peter Parker to stick around for a while.
Unfortunately, it seems like this might not be the case, as Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal mentioned to CosmicBookNews that the deal that took place was a rare thing and probably wouldn’t last.
“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,” Pascal explained. “In fact it may never happen again, after we do the sequel. Because Sony, and Disney, and Marvel all decided that the right thing to do was to allow Peter Parker and Spider-Man to be in the MCU and to work with the Marvel guys and have them produce this film”.
So there you have it. Perhaps the most important line said by Pascal being, “It may never happen again, after we do the sequel”.
This is certainly not the news fans wanted to here, but there were a few “ifs” and “maybes” thrown in there by Pascal so perhaps the character might just stick around.
As with most things, it surely depends on just how lucrative this team up turns out to be. Watch this space.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), JJ Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 7th.