While fans are thrilled at the possibility of more Spider-Man movies, it seems that insiders at Sony are not as cheerful, and are even looking to lower expectations for now.
In a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, the trade notes that the second trilogy announced by producer Amy Pascal is not set in stone even though the relationship between Sony and Marvel Studios is currently going well. From the THR report, they note that while Sony “has a strong relationship with Holland and Feige and hopes to continue their collaboration, there are no official plans for a trilogy at this phase.”
While this news may be pessimistic, the relationship between Marvel Studio and Sony Pictures is rocky at best. The original Sony-Disney deal came undone after the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, becoming a very public situation and taking the news world by storm. In 2019, they reached a new deal that allowed Holland to shoot Spider-Man: No Way Home also appear in one more MCU film (potentially Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, given the relationship between Strange and Peter in No Way Home?).
This is interesting because of the speculation that Sony’s Spider-Man Universe could be folded entirely into the MCU within the coming years, with rumblings of Tom Hardy’s Venom appearing in the already-crowded No Way Home and rumours claiming Sony’s Spider-Woman movie could be a Marvel Studios co-production.
Only time will tell how this all pans out, but as the Sony insiders noted to THR, the studio’s approach to the future of Spider-Man is to take it one day at a time.
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: No Way Home sees Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home) directing Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Zendaya (MJ), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Angourie Rice (Betty Brandt), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Jason Ionello), Benedict Wong (Wong), J.K. Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson), Martin Star (Mr. Harrington), J.B. Smoove (Mr. Dell), Hannibal Buress (Coach Wilson), Jamie Foxx (Electro), Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus), Rhys Ifans (Lizard), Thomas Haden Church (Sandman), and Willem Dafoe (Green Goblin).
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set for release on December 15th in the UK and December 17th in North America.