While Sony not only seems to be continuing their own expanded franchise of Spider-Man related films with movies like Morbius and Venom 2 on the way, they also seem to have rekindled their relationship with Marvel after a rocky feud between the two not too long ago. This means Spider-Man will once again coexist with the MCU, at least long enough for a Spider-Man 3 to be made. But what if things hadn’t worked out as they did?
Actor Tom Holland, who has portrayed the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, recently spoke with MTV about the alternate path Sony nearly took when things weren’t working out with Marvel. Here’s what he stated, explaining that Sony still had a “really, really wonderful idea”:
“[The] future for Spider-Man was still very bright with Sony and we had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU and Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal were really confidant that they were gonna do justice and make a film of the calibre that Spider-Man requires.”
Obviously it’s still unclear what specific paths Sony would have taken the Spider-Man character, especially if Marvel would have no longer been part of the equation. But at least now we know Sony still has a few cards up their sleeves if anything happens to go wrong in that regard. For now, though, things seem to be working out just fine between both Sony and Marvel.
As stated, Sony has been hyping up their own shared universe of movies with Morbius and the Venom franchise both interconnecting, not to mention references to both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and apparently the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man. So what exactly the future will be is yet to be seen, but rest assured it’ll continue being part of some kind of bigger picture thanks to the cinematic universe trend.
Tom Holland is next expected to return as Spider-Man in July 2021.