Spider-Man: No Way Home is releasing in India on December 16, 2021.
It appears that Tom Holland will reprise his role as Marvel's neighbourhood hero not only in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but also in future films in the franchise. According to Variety, Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal has confirmed that Holland will return as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for at least three more films.
This isn't the final Marvel movie they will do, and this isn't the last Spider-Man movie, she confirmed on Monday to movie ticketing site Fandango. Pascal revealed that they are working on the next Spider-Man feature with Tom Holland and Marvel, and now we'll go on to the next three. She assured fans that this isn't the final instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Pascal's remarks are the latest twist in the ongoing tale of Sony and Marvel's onscreen collaboration with Spider-Man. For nearly two decades, Marvel has licensed Spider-Man movie rights to Sony, an agreement reached before Disney purchased the comic book industry in 2009.
Pascal oversaw two iterations of the Spider-Man franchise as the chair of Sony Pictures, the first starring Tobey Maguire in the 2000s and the second featuring Andrew Garfield in the early 2010s.
Those films, however, could not be part of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2015, when Sony and Disney teamed to allow Tom Holland to take up the role and star in Sony's Spider-Man films, which were produced by Pascal and Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige.
From 2016's Captain America: Civil War to 2019's Avengers: Endgame, Holland's Spidey might appear in multiple films developed and published entirely by Disney's Marvel Studios.
After the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019, Sony and Disney's Marvel Studios briefly parted, putting Spider-Man's future in the Disney-owned MCU in peril.
After months of fan complaints and a behind-the-scenes intervention by Holland, the studios restored their relationship, with Disney taking home more of the earnings and shouldering more of the costs, securing Peter Parker's continued involvement in the MCU.
Neither that arrangement nor Pascal's latest comments rule out the possibility of Holland appearing in future Marvel films, such as Venom, starring Tom Hardy, and the upcoming Morbius, starring Jared Leto, and Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
After directing 2017's Homecoming and 2019's Far From Home, director Jon Watts returns with No Way Home. After Spider-Man's true identity as Peter Parker has been revealed to the world, the latest instalment picks up. Peter seeks the help of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who casts a spell to make everyone forget he's Spider-Man, but the enchantment instead tears open the multiverse, bringing in Spider-Man villains from other worlds.
In addition, Holland, who has played Spider-Man for six years in three independent films and multiple Avengers mashups, has recently expressed reservations about reprising the role in future instalments. He told a news outlet ahead of the release of No Way Home in India on December 16 that he also has to consider Peter Parker, as he is a significant figure in his life. Holland believes he has done something wrong if he is still playing Spider-Man at 30.
Pascal stated she spoke with Holland about doing, like, 100 more movies in the same interview. The producer revealed that she would never do another Spider-Man film without him.