Spider-Man: No Way Home producer Amy Pascal says the next film will focus on quality and emotion over spectacle.
After a long wait, Spider-Man: No Way Home finally hit theaters this weekend, breaking countless box office records with songs not seen since 2019. movie incarnations of the character.
Of course, you’d expect Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios to want to raise the bar for a fourth Spider Man movie for Tom Holland. Given the amount of spectacle that Spider-Man: No Way Home it would only make sense if the next movie got even bigger, right? Well, producer Amy Pascal isn’t so sure.
In an interview with The New York Times, Amy Pascal explained that although… Spider-Man: No Way Home has a huge ensemble of characters, which may not be the approach for the fourth film depending on where the story goes:
“Not every Spider-Man movie is going to have a multitude of characters. That approach suited this one. You can’t think of surpassing yourself in terms of spectacle. Otherwise, movies just keep getting bigger and bigger for no reason, and it’s not a good result, but we always want to try to outdo ourselves in terms of quality and emotion.
Kevin [Feige] and I never want to lose sight of one thing: Peter Parker. That he’s a normal kid. That he is orphaned again and again. That he is a teenager so everything in his life is on a higher level and everything is more important than anything. That he is nourished by goodness and guilt. That he is pursuing a greater cause, and that he is being vilified by the press.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home has an emotionally turbulent journey for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. In his past standalone films and other Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances, he has faced various kinds of challenges that are different from his previous incarnations. Here, the new challenges he faces are similar to some of the coming-of-age experiences from the comics. Either way, the fourth film is sure to be an interesting new chapter for Peter Parker.
Here’s the synopsis for it Spider-Man: No Way Home:
“For the first time in Spider-Man cinematic history, the identity of our friendly neighborhood hero is revealed, putting his Superhero responsibilities in conflict with his normal life and endangering those he cares about most. When he enlists the help of Doctor Strange to recover his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, unleashing the most powerful villains ever to battle a Spider-Man in a universe. Now Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will forever change not only his own future, but also the future of the Multiverse.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No way home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, JB Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
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