Ever since the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer introduced Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Jamie Foxx’ Electro — villains appearing in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man respectively — the fandom has been speculating about the appearance of other Spider-Men, most notably, Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s respective interpretations. And while those appearances aren’t yet confirmed, despite the recent leak suggesting otherwise, producer Amy Pascal recently suggested that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is going to meet another version of the hero – in the next trilogy.
Pascal, who had an integral part in previous Spider-Man film franchises, is also a key figure in negotiating collaboration between Sony, who owns the Spider-Man franchise, and Marvel Studios, which makes the Tom Holland films for Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In her interview with Fandango, Amy Pascal discussed the upcoming movie and the future of the Spider-Man cinematic franchise under the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) banner. She disclosed that, despite the Homecoming trilogy ending its run with the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, actor Tom Holland is set to reprise his role in the next Spider-Man trilogy, in which he might meet another version of Spider-Man — a live-action Miles Morales.
Specifically, Amy Pascal was told by Fandango that fans want to see a live-action Miles Morales, and she was asked what she would tell fans about that. She addressed that possibility, and brought up Tom Holland.
I would say there’s so many things that we’re going to be able to explore, but what we always have to do before we decide who the villain is going to be and what Spidey goes up against is what is the story we’re telling about? You know? What’s the Peter Parker story we’re telling? What’s the Miles Morales story that we’re telling? But we always have to start with that. The good thing about these movies is as big as the canvas they take place on can be, they are always just stories about a kid.Amy Pascal via Fandango About Tom Holland and Miles Morales
However, before that happens, Spidey and the rest of the MCU superhero lineup have to deal with a multiversal story that will push the entire MCU roster to their respective limits. Given the overly positive fan response regarding the appearance of previous two Spider-Men in the upcoming No Way Home, to which Kevin Feige advised caution, it’s entirely possible that the next trilogy teams Tom Holland’s Spider-Man with Miles Morales’ web-slinger, against, let’s say, Tom Hardy’s Venom, as suggested in the trailer for the upcoming video game Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Not to mention the [spoiler alert!] post-credit scene in Venom: Let There be Carnage, in which Eddie Brock/Venom gets transferred from one universe into the other, and seeing Tom Holland’s Spidey on the little screen.
At this point, everything’s on the table. Tom Holland is one of the best interpretations of Spider-Man so far, and the fandom is glad that he’s set to reappear as the iconic web-slinger in future trilogies. On the other hand, Miles Morales is also a fan-favorite, having appeared in 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated film and 2020’s Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales spinoff video game. Not to mention Venom — one of the most popular anti-heroes, alongside Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool. Considering that MCU is currently entering another crossover phase, and Deadpool 3 officially becoming part of the MCU, why not add Deadpool to the next Spider-Man trilogy, too?
Peter Parker, Eddie Brock, and Wade Wilson have already crossed paths in the comics, so why not give Tom Holland’s Peter Parker a chance to team up with the fan-favorite anti-heroes from the MCU? It’s worth noting that this is purely speculation and not indicative of the direction in which the future Spider-Man trilogy might develop. For now, Amy Pascal has confirmed that she has plans for another trilogy starring Tom Holland on the way, and it sounds like an appearance by Miles Morales is on her mind. We’ll have more answers once Spider-Man: No Way Home hits the theaters on December 17.