Not too long ago, Spider-Man and his future within the Marvel Cinematic Universe was…hazy at best. Marvel Studios and Sony seemed to have hit an impasse, with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker being the ultimate victim. Fans started gearing up for an MCU without a Spidey and a Spidey within his own pocket universe. But there was always the question of how the transition would be handled.
Would Sony actually come up with a way to throw him into the other universe or would he just be off on his own adventures in the same world? Fans had theories about how it would go down, but none of it was grounded in anything other than pure speculation. The real question many of us had was whether or not Sony had any plan whatsoever…
Well, star Tom Holland spoke with MTV News and he opened up a bit about the webslinger’s future.
“[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 confident that they were gonna do justice and make a film of the caliber that Spider-Man requires,” Holland told the outlet.
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That’s not to say he isn’t happy with how things turned out.
“But that said, I’m really glad to be back in the MCU and to have the team back together because I kind of feel like it’s where he belongs now,” he continued, “I’m really grateful that Bob Iger and Tom Rothman allowed me to be a part of the process of bringing him home, it was a pretty cool experience and also the best bragging rights ever, I saved Spider-Man.”
So why, you ask, did I tell you to get on your “brown pants”? This really does solidify the idea that Sony was totally willing to take Spidey back to their corner of the universe. They weren’t just bluffing but were fully prepared to pull the character if things didn’t work out. This may seem obvious to many of you — it’s always best to have a backup plan, after all — but it does make me wary of the future.
If they already had a plan for how to transition Holland out of the MCU, then that means they can always fall back on that plan the next time negotiations come about with Marvel Studios. Given that their current contract only covers one more standalone film and one more team-up film, it won’t be long until that becomes a reality.
So, the question remains: should we be worried about Spider-Man in the MCU? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: MTV News