The talk around the Disney-Sony split over “Spider-Man” seems to have quietened down in the past few days but that doesn’t mean things aren’t moving on the franchise.
Tom Holland followed up his D23 brief appearance with one at Keystone Comic-Con in Philadelphia last week and spoke about the direction his character might go next outside of the MCU. After once again reiterating his commitment to the role, he tells ComicBook.com:
“There’s definitely more to come. We sat down with some of our creatives. We pitched Spider-Man 3, which is going to be something very special, it’s going to be something very different. I’m just so grateful that Marvel changed my life and allowed my dreams to come true and Sony allowing me to continue living my dream.
It’s really exciting, the ideas we have for how we can expand the Spider-Man world and bring new characters into it, and crossover with other people, it’s really exciting. And it’s only going to get bigger and better from here, which is great.”
Also the other day, an episode of Collider Live had one of the co-hosts seemingly confirming old rumors that Tom Holland was supposed to appear alongside Tom Hardy in “Venom” with the actor filming a scene as Peter Parker on a school trip to the Life Foundation. However, Disney and Marvel saw the scene and apparently demanded it to be taken out.
With the MCU now closed off though, the chances of a Spidey appearance alongside Venom seems much more likely. Also on the way is a new Spider-Man animated series titled “Spidey and His Amazing Friends”. Set to debut in 2021, it marks the first full-length Marvel series for Disney Junior.