Sony film Producer Amy Pascal revealed in a new interview with Fandango that, although we’ve reached the end of Tom Holland’s current Spider-Man trilogy, Sony and Marvel Studios‘ plan to continue the web-crawler’s journey with Holland as Peter Parker for no just one more film, but a sequel trilogy following ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.’
Pascal has been involved with the current era of Spider-Man films, from Spider-Man: Homecoming to the Venom movies to the animated Into the Spider-Verse.
“This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascal revealed. “We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies.”– Amy Pascal
With all the hype and buzz around the film, early indicators show ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is poised to be one of the biggest films of the year, if not the biggest.
Advanced tickets for the Columbia Pictures/Marvel Studios sequel went on sale Monday and in just two hours, the film broke the record for Fandango’s best first day of presales in 2021, besting the July Disney/Marvel Studios release ‘Black Widow.’
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ also scored the biggest first-day advance ticket sales on Fandango since 2019’s ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which would score the box office record for the biggest opening weekend of all time with a whopping $357 million.
That said, Hollywood is still on the mend as far as box office is concerned mostly due to the pandemic and with a new COVID 19 variant being announced, there’s no telling who know what those numbers will be come release time. In spite of the concern though, there’s still a significant chance that Spider-Man: No Way Home will secure a huge box office pay day heading into the holidays. Domestically, the current record holder for highest grossing film of the year is Disney/Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” with $224 million.
Opening weekend domestic estimates for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is expected to connect to Marvel’s new phase of the multiverse, are expected to be well north of $100M, landing in the top five openings of December of all-time.
Spider-Man: No Way Home, directed by Jon Watts, who helmed previous entries Homecoming and Far From Home, sees what it’s like for Peter Parker (Holland) when the world knows his true identity as Spider-Man. The teen goes to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help casting a spell that would make everyone forget, but the magic backfires and instead brings in Spider-Man villains from other realities into their own.