Spider-Man: No Way Home producer Amy Pascal has admitted she initially disliked the proposal to add Peter Parker to the MCU, and even “tossed a sandwich” to Marvel’s Kevin Feige over the idea.
During an interview with The New York Times, that Spider-Man: No way home The producer announced that she called Feige for help after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but ended up tossing the Marvel boss a sandwich after he suggested introducing Spidey to his MCU.
“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 tossed him a sandwich. “
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“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, ‘”added Feige. “And I said, ‘I’m not good at – give advice and go. I can only help if we just make the film for you. “
Understandably, Pascal was not so enthusiastic about this idea and threw him a sandwich in protest. “It was a pretty low key sandwich,” said Feige. “I don’t remember what kind. But yeah, she didn’t like that suggestion.”
After the critical hammering that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffered, it’s no surprise Sony turned to Marvel for help. At the time, it felt like Sony didn’t know what to do with its web slinger. Fortunately, Marvel had the answer – and Pascal hit upon the idea when Feige gave her a more action-packed pitch with Iron Man.
“Kevin called me and came to the house and said, ‘I have an idea. What if Tony Stark makes Peter’s suit? ‘”Said Pascal.
“As soon as he said that, I understood the possibilities of what we could do together,” she added. “Having Iron Man and Spidey in the same world, more rooted in technological innovation – the new suit – and less in medical experiments that we were previously limited to, felt a lot more modern.”
The end result was an appearance on Captain America: Civil War, followed by Spider-Man homecomingwho itself sets the stage for a new Spider-Man trilogy, including Far away from home and the recently released No Way Home. “It took a lot of work,” she added. “But just look at the results. Pretty fantastic, isn’t it? “
In the same interview, Feige and Pascal revealed that a fourth Tom Holland Spider-Man film may already be in development.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment writer and film critic for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.