Spider-Man No Way Home’s box office numbers are hot on the heels of Avengers: Infinity War’s previous record. With theater viewership down due to the coronavirus, this is a feat in itself. Peter Parker’s hopeful outlook and desire to do good seems to be exactly what fans need. But the return of these villains were also a huge draw. So much so that it seems viewers may not have seen the last of Jamie Foxx’s Electro.
According to Murphy’s Multiverse, there is a potential for Electro to be resurrected in a spin-off film for Sony. This news is tenuous, but the source has stated that after the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, there may be room for an Electro film to be developed. Murphy’s Multiverse stresses that “developed” does not mean greenlit. There are many projects that have been developed but do not see the light of day. However, this is good news for Spider-Man fans.
Previously Sony and Marvel’s contract allowed the MCU use of the character Spider-Man and characters related to the superhero (via The Hollywood Reporter). But Sony has also had their own projects. Venom has been an exciting draw with Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. The production company is also putting forth the upcoming Morbius film which will show the return of Vulture (Michael Keaton) (via Movie Web). Spider-Man: No Way Home has shown that successful villain’s like Keaton’s Vulture are resilient and primed for a comeback.
This should also give hope to fans that want to see Andrew Garfield return as Sony’s Spider-Man. After Marvel had decided to reboot a new Peter Parker, Garfield’s interpretation of the character was dead in the water. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was by no accounts a failure for the web-slinging superhero. This franchise was the first to adapt one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic moments — the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Garfield returned for Spider-Man: No Way Home and to great fanfare. His version of Peter was still reeling from Gwen’s death and needed to find a way to forgive himself.
After the feat that Avengers: Endgame pulled off two years ago, it seemed as though Marvel had reached its peak. Endgame maintains a respectable 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and was a culmination of a decade of hard work. But with Spider-Man: No Way Home released this month, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) has proven just how resilient he can be. The film has shown the return of many memorable villains from previous Spider-Man franchises including Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Electro. This massive undertaking resulted in impressive numbers for the film.
This arc in Spider-Man: No Way Home revitalized appreciation for the character and now there are rumors that Garfield may return as Spider-Man in some way. Spider-Man: No Way Home has truly proven that Marvel can do anything, especially now that the Multiverse is in play. Both The Amazing Spider-Man and Electro have the potential to bring about a new phase in the Sony universe not yet seen before. Now the only question is when will fans know if Tom Holland is returning for Spider-Man 4 or not (via People).