Spider-Man producers Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige shared more about the development of Spider-Man: No Way Home, teasing that Disney / Marvel and Sony are “actively starting” developing Spidey’s next story, which may just be Spider – man 4.
In an interview with The New York Times, Pascal and Feige were asked about both their next standalone Spider-Man film and their recent comments confirming that Sony and Disney would work together on at least three more Spider-Man films.
“We are producers, so we always believe that everything will be fine,” said Pascal. “I love working with Kevin. We have a great partnership with Tom Rothman, who runs Sony and has been instrumental in creating a great leader with great ideas. I hope it lasts forever. “
Feige added that not only are they working together, but that they are “actively beginning to evolve” where the Spider-Man story goes next. Whether this is Spider-Man 4 or some other cameo remains to be seen, but fans will be happy to know that they are already working hard on the next steps for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
He also said he disclosed this information because he doesn’t want a different situation like the post-Spider-Man: Far From Home, where Sony and Disney / Marvel almost never made another Spider-Man movie together.
“Amy and I and Disney and Sony are talking about it – yes, we are actively starting to develop where the story goes next, which I am just saying straight out because I don’t want fans to go through the separation trauma like it happened afterwards. ” Far away from home” [the previous Spider-Man movie, in 2019]. That won’t happen this time, “said Feige.
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“At the end of the movie we just made, you see Spider-Man making a momentous decision, one he has never made before,” added Pascal. “It’s a sacrifice. And that gives us a lot to work with on the next film.”
Pascal also discussed her thoughts on how the studios somehow “topped” Spider-Man: No Way Home, adding a ton of actors from the Spider-Man story.
“Not every Spider-Man movie is going to have a variety of characters,” said Pascal. “This approach was right for this one. You can’t think of topping yourself when it comes to spectacle. Otherwise films will get bigger and bigger for no reason and it’s not a good result. But we always want to try to top ourselves in terms of quality and emotion .
“Kevin and I never want to lose sight of one thing: Peter Parker. That he’s a normal kid. That he is orphaned again and again than anything else. That he is driven by goodness and guilt. That he strives for a bigger cause and is denigrated by the press. “
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The two continued to discuss how they managed to get all of these actors back into the Spider-Man universe, and while they didn’t go into too much detail, they shared something about the process and how they convinced those who did a bit were skeptical of the whole thing.
“That these weren’t going to be cash cameos,” said Pascal. “The parts were real. That I was with them for the first time and would be again, that I have too much respect for them and all the work we’ve done together over the years.”
While many rejoiced and celebrated when Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield became their versions of Spider-Man again, some were also hoping for an appearance from Spider-Man’s Kirsten Dunst and Amazing Spider-Man’s Emma Stone.
“When people see the film, they will understand,” said Feige. “It’s about the story. It was a big goal for all of us – Amy and Jon and our writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers – that Peter Parker’s senior year of high school was not lost in the madness that comes from his encounter with Doctor Strange. That could have happened easily. And that’s why there aren’t 20 other people in the movie. “
Pascal and Feige were also asked by NYT’s Brooks Barnes if we “would ever see a super-powered woman besides Spider-Man”. It was then mentioned that there is a storyline in the comics where MJ can try out the Iron Spider armor. While Pascal gave a “shy smile” and simply said: “Never say never”, Feige revealed a little more of her philosophy.
“We have many storylines, Brooks! Lots of storylines, ”said Feige. “It comes down to these great, great actors. I suspect your question is less about what MJ did in the comics and more about, ‘Zendaya is really great. Can we see more of her? ‘”
Pascal and Feige have since worked together on three Spider-Man films and a few cameos in other MCU films, and they both talked about how their partnership began with a cry for help after the “pretty shaky” Amazing Spider-Man 2.
“That’s the truth,” revealed Pascal. “I called Kevin and said ‘help’. And then he came into my office for lunch and said, ‘I know how to help you.’ And then I threw a sandwich at him. “
“She said, ‘I really want you to help with this next film. We have these great ideas for the next one. It’s amazing stuff, ”said Feige and abandoned. I can only help if we just make the film for you. “
“And then Kevin called me and came to the house and said, ‘I have an idea. What if Tony Stark makes Peter’s suit?’ And when he said that, I understood the possibilities we could do together, “concluded Pascal.” To have Iron Man and Spidey in the same world, more rooted in technological innovation – the new suit – and less in medical experimentation, Which we were limited to before felt a lot more modern. “
This interview is filled with other great little details, including a confirmation that Pascal once FaceTimed in a bathtub with Tom Holland. Unfortunately, Pascal is not a man for FaceTime and narration and will no longer share the details of this fateful bathing chat.
For more information on Spider-Man: No Way Home – which already grossed $ 50 million from its preview screenings on Thursday – check out our review of the film, our explanation of the endings and post-credits scenes, and ours 10 biggest WTF questions after leaving the theater.
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