“Spider-Man: No Way Home” in theaters for just a few days, is already making a real tidal wave at the box office. What to give ideas to Sony and Marvel Studios for the future?
Spider-Man No Way Home: The Trilogy Ends in Style
After two first trilogies (including an abortive one) directed by Sam Raimi and Marc Webb, Spider-Man returned in three new solo films. Portrayed by Tom Holland, he has woven his web in Homecoming (2017), Far From Home (2019), and No Way Home, which hit theaters on December 15.
Much awaited by fans, this latest opus, which therefore concludes the Tom Holland trilogy, has triggered a real tidal wave at the global box office. Indeed, it has established itself as the third biggest startup ever, just behind the last two films Avengers. In times of health crisis, it was unexpected. And it proves the public’s attachment to Spider-Man.
It must be said that Marvel and Sony had gone all out to make spectators want to rush into cinemas. Indeed, in addition to concluding the Holland trilogy, Spider-Man: No Way Home, also offers a moving conclusion to the two previous trilogies led by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
What future for Spidey?
In the face of such public enthusiasm for the latest Spider-Man movie, it’s hard to imagine Marvel and Sony stopping there. Especially since the end of the film opens up the possibility of a universe darker and mature for Peter Parker.
As of now, Tom Holland has not signed any new contracts with Marvel to take over the Red Suit, however, Kevin Feige, the boss of marvel studios, said the sequel was already in development.
Indeed, in an interview given to New York Times, the latter wanted to reassure the fans. He notably mentioned his relationship with Sony Pictures through Amy Pascal.
Amy, me, Disney and Sony talk about it a lot. Yes, we are starting to actively develop the rest of the story. I’m saying this now because I don’t want fans to be left in the dark, like after what happened when Far From Home came out.
We remember that after leaving Far From Home, Sony Pictures had declared that they had broken their contract with Disney regarding the character of Spider-Man due to economic disputes, leaving fans in doubt about the release of the third opus. Fortunately, the two studios had finally found a deal, shortly before the shooting of No Way Home.
A few weeks ago, Amy Pascal, at the head of Sony Pictures, said she wanted to make three other films with Tom Holland in the skin of the spider man. Also in the New York Times, she moderated her remarks a bit by saying:
We’re producers, so we always think things are going to get done. I love working with Kevin. We have a great partnership (…)