EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
WILL WE GET A LIVE-ACTION SPIDER-VERSE? WILL IT CROSS OVER WITH VENOM AND MORBIUS? WILL SPIDEY FINALLY FACE THE SINISTER SIX? WE DIVE INTO THE POSSIBILITIES.
The third Marvel Studios Spider-Man film almost didn’t happen. In the summer of 2019, arguments between the Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment about the former’s profit participation in the project seemingly stopped development dead.
Disney and Sony agreed to produce another Spider-Man film. And if the last year is any indication, this third Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man is going to be the biggest film of the webhead’s cinematic career.
Although the COVID-19 epidemic slightly delayed the film – it moved from an initial July 2021 release to the end of that year – news started emerging throughout 2020 that suggested it may be the biggest Spider-Man film to date.
At this time, it is unknown if the previous Aunt May actors, Rosemary Harris and Sally Field, have also been approached, but other rumors indicate Charlie Cox will play Matt from Netflix’s Daredevilseries — apparently to represent Spider-Man in court.
Sony, as it happens, was ready to walk away from the MCU in 2019 thanks to the success of Spider-Verse. The animated film walked away with a Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards and a lasting legacy.
Currently, Spider-Man: No Way Home is set for release on December 17th, 2021. With the August teaser, this date seems rock solid, but could still change as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter things on a daily basis.
And just for reference, Morbius’s current release window is January 2022, while Venom: Let There Be Carnage is due on October 15.