While “No Way Home” is still a hit in theaters worldwide, TF1 is broadcasting “Spider-Man Far From Home” for the first time in the clear. The opportunity to take stock of the next MCU film dedicated to the hero.
Until the release of No Way Home, Spider-Man Far From Home was the highest-grossing Spider-Man feature film, amassing $1,131,927,996 worldwide during the summer 2019. While TF1 is broadcasting the film this Sunday, February 13 and the first trilogy worn by Tom Holland has just ended, here is what we know about the rest of his adventures within the MCU.
WILL TOM HOLLAND BE BACK?
“I don’t know the answer to this question” : Asked about the subject in the context of an interview with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, organized by Deadline, Tom Holland obviously kicked in touch, in line with his previous statements. While Marvel and Sony have announced that they are working, hand in hand, on the next Spider-Man trilogy, the current interpreter of Peter Parker declares one day that he wants to play him as long as he can, then, the next day, that he won’t do it all his life.
A way of blowing hot and cold which hides, of course, a renegotiation of the contract, as well as a desire to ensure that the story will deserve to slip into the costume again. And if Tom Holland chose to step down, it would be an opportunity to introduce Miles Morales and put him front and center in a live-action film. Which would not prevent Peter Parker from appearing from time to time.
Anyway, the end of No Way Home can be seen as much as the conclusion of Tom Holland’s adventure as the beginning of a new chapter. A way for Marvel and Sony to deal with any eventuality and not be caught off guard if the actor were to hang up the costume.
WHO WILL DIRECT?
First director of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have initiated and completed a trilogy (before Peyton Reed and James Gunn did the same with Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy respectively), will Jon Watts be back behind the camera for a fourth movie? Although criticized for his lack of vision, the director has the advantage of not making waves. But he’s already committed to another superhero project.
And not just any, since it is to him that Marvel has entrusted the care of bringing The Fantastic 4 into its shared universe. A daunting task, which will go through the casting of the new members of the quartet, and could prevent him from re-weaving the web of Spider-Man on the big screen.
But neither Fantastic Four nor the next Spider-Man have a release date yet, and it’s not even officially confirmed that they will be part of Phase IV of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So Jon Watts may well be able to take care of both, and thus become the first director of the MCU to have worked on two of its branches.
WHAT ABOUT ZENDAYA?
And of Jacob Batalon? At the end of Spider-Man No Way Home, neither MJ nor Ned recognize Peter Parker, the latter having consented to disappear from their memory to repair his mistakes and the multiverse with it. Again, the story could end there (which would be a bit cruel, let’s face it) and allow the actors not to return, especially since Zendaya certainly does not lack solicitations. And this even if Tom Holland put the cover elsewhere, because it would open the door to the introduction of the Gwen Stacy of this universe.
But everything suggests that the actors will be linked to each other, and that the return of one will allow the trio to re-form. The same goes for the Scorpion (Michael Mando) and the Vulture (Michael Keaton), who also had to forget Spider-Man’s true identity at the end of No Way Home: If Tom Holland’s tenure ran out. complete, it is not certain that they too will return.
Currently, while Spider-Man No Way Home is the sixth highest grossing of all time worldwide, the biggest vagueness reigns around the continuation of the adventures of Spider-Man in the MCU. And maybe Marvel and Sony will take advantage of the upcoming Disney+ animated series to give themselves some time.
Because it seems difficult to imagine that the next film will follow the rhythm of the previous ones, released two years apart, since that would mean that filming should start by the end of 2022. In the meantime, it’s an animated version of Spider-Man which will be illustrated on our screens from October 12, in the sequel to New Generation.
Miles Morales will always be the hero of this story which will see him face Spider-Man 2099 (voiced by Oscar Isaac in VO) in a multitude of alternate realities which, we are promised, will each have a distinct graphic style. Visual shock in perspective?