After finally joining his fellow heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man has been having some luck in cinemas, both with his MCU appearances and the recently released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, thanks to the collaboration between Marvel Studios and Sony. But deals like that still have their expiration dates, and when it comes time for the companies to part ways, Spider-Man movie producer Amy Pascal hopes Peter Parker will stay in the MCU.
"I think about crying," said Pascal in an interview with Vanity Fair, in regards to the day Marvel and Sony stop working together. "I can only hope for a future where things work out. I've known Kevin [Feige] since he was Avi [Arad]'s very, very quiet assistant, who for many years sat in that room listening to us and being so much smarter than any of us without any of us realizing. I will say that working with Marvel has been one of the highlights of my professional career."
While the deal between the two companies has proven very successful, there have been some complications, such as Sony insisting that the sequel to last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, be released in 2019, disrupting Marvel's secrecy regarding Avengers: Endgame.
Luckily for fans of the Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler, even if Feige and Pascal no longer work together, the latter has learned something from her time working with Marvel, which may help with future Spider-Man films from Sony. As Pascal stated later in the interview, the key to Spider-Verse is "character and emotion. That is the thing that makes all of Marvel so rich, and that's what Stan Lee did -- and I think that is the most important thing to never forget that, never to get confused that it's about anything else."
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya Coleman, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Remy Hii and Tony Revolori. It is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.