Spider-Man is all the rage right now, which makes sense given the upcoming release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. But many are already hyped on what the sequel of this film may hold, especially given how Sony is rushing out a list of projects featuring the web-slinger’s most prominent characters that may or may not be part of the larger universe, and his inevitable appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. Luckily, as always with an upcoming release ,we are getting a bit more information on what we can expect for the character’s future.
Fandango had the chance to interview both heads behind the MCU Spider-Man reboot, Marvel Studios’ CEO, Kevin Feige, and Sony’s producer, Amy Pascal. She was asked how much we can expect from the famous web slinger in the upcoming Avengers project and how it would relate to his first appearance in Civil War.
“I think it might feel bigger a little bit because of Homecoming and because of what people know from it, but it’s about on par with [Civil War].”
That certainly promises that we will see quite a lot of him and it will be interesting how he is involved with the story. In relation with that question, Feige was also asked if we could see any supporting characters from his films make an appearance, but was very coy on answering.
“There’s a pretty big crew already in those movies, but you might keep an eye out.”
In another interview with Collider, the Marvel CEO offered some insight into how they approached the introduction of the famous wall crawler. It certainly seemed like they were interested in focusing on the introduction of the character first, which makes sense given why he is very coy on the entire expansion plan that is being rushed out by Sony.
“The first step was reintroduce a new Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Civil War and have people leave the theater saying, ‘I love that Spider-Man. I wanna see more of him.’ I think that’s happened. The next step is making a great Spider-Man: Homecoming and a great film that showcases Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and makes everybody fall in love with him all over again.”
With the amount of buzz and positive critical reaction towards the film that was seen online, it is a good bet that a sequel is planned for the film and some wondered what format they were going to continue with. Homecoming does build upon Tony and Peter’s relationship from Civil War. It would make sense for the sequel to not only continue Peter’s High School life and the events of Infinity War.
“Should we be able to make more after that? Sure. This is sophomore year, is the next one junior year? Is the next one senior year? Is there a summer break between each of those? I don’t know what, but it was sort of how do we do a journey for Peter not dissimilar for what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years, which was one of the early ideas we had for the movies.”
The Harry Potter approach does make sense for this character, but it will be interesting to see how long they will build upon the franchise. Given his age, we could follow one trilogy during his High School years and another that would then continue into college. Given some recent reveals, we could even see the mantle be passed on as Tom Holland heads into a new direction some day.