Spider-Man: No Way Home, Spider-Man’s third film starring Tom Holland, has just been released to the world, and it looks like plans for the next installment are already in motion. And no wonder, because the film has finally revitalized the global theater industry affected by the Covid-19 pandemic for almost two years.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told the New York Times in an interview, “Amy and I, Disney and Sony are talking about – yes, we’re actively starting to develop the rest of the story, which I’m saying just because that I don’t ‘I don’t want fans to go through separation trauma like what happened after Far From Home [the previous Spider-Man movie, in 2019]. It won’t happen this time.
Amy Pascal is the producer of the films with Feige. The “separation trauma” he is referring to is the disagreement that took place in 2019 between Sony, which owns the screen rights to Spider-Man and supporting characters, and Disney-owned Marvel Studios, over the structure of. sharing of film profits.
Sony has owned the rights to the Marvel character since 1985, but in 2015 the company announced with Disney and Marvel that it would allow Spider-Man to be used in MCU movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home and Avengers: Endgame. The deal also saw Feige serve as a producer on independent Spider-Man films.
The studios then reconciled following fan outrage, though the exact nature of the new deal remains unclear. Sony has developed its own independent MCU universe based on supporting Spidey characters like Venom and Morbius, and fans ultimately expect a group of villains called Sinister Six to run into Spidey. Tom Holland will make at least one more Spider-Man movie trilogy. Spider-Man 4 will mark the first time that a live-action version of Spidey returns for a fourth film.
Meanwhile, No Way Home is breaking box office records around the world. It is set to have the biggest theatrical opening in the world after Avengers: Endgame, and this despite many theaters operating at reduced capacity.