Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are getting back together, for the sake of the kids. The Disney-owned Marvel and Sony have reunited after a month-long trial separation and will produce a third Spider-Man film together.
The next Spidey film, a direct follow-up to Spider-Man: Far From Home, will be released on July 16, 2021. Spider-Man will also appear in a future Marvel Studios film.
“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
“Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe,” Feige continued. “He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
That last comment from Feige suggests that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will have a role to play not only in the MCU, but also Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters and Marvel Studios is actually cool with that.
The SUMC is currently headlined by Tom Hardy’s Venom, but Sony undoubtedly wants Holland to join in the fun. Such a move is inevitable if it’s what Sony wants to do, but there’s also the possibility of Holland perhaps lending his voice to the animated multiverse of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Feige being the one to tease surprises related to Spider-Man crossing cinematic universes may be even bigger than Holland showing up in the SUMC. At the very least, it sounds like Marvel Studios is open to the idea of multiple crossovers between the MCU and SUMC.
It’s likely up to Sony to make sure its universe is thriving when the time comes to make those decisions.
“This is terrific,” said producer Amy Pascal. “Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in ‘Far From Home’ and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes.”