With Spider-Man: No Way Home now released in cinemas worldwide, fans are already speculating what a potential Spider-Man 4 could entail. After three bombastic movies featuring Tom Holland’s version of the wall-crawler, how can the series get even more action packed?
With a new trilogy confirmed to be on the horizon, but then unconfirmed, what direction will the series go in? Well, according to series producer Amy Pascal, it’s time to calm things down for Peter Parker.
Emotion will power Spider-Man 4
In an interview with The New York Times, Pascal explained that not every Spidey film will be able to top the previous one. With No Way Home containing multiple multiverses of characters, there's no way a sequel could top it while still being coherent.
Pascal stated that “Not every Spider-Man movie is going to be a multitude of characters, [but] that approach was right for this one.”
The producer discussed the craving to constantly top the spectacle of prior movies. While current MCU Spidey films consistently top each other in terms of action, that method of iteration isn't sustainable.
“You can’t think about topping yourself in terms of spectacle. Otherwise movies just get larger and larger for no reason, and it’s not a good result. But we do want to always try and top ourselves in terms of quality and emotion."
Peter Parker is still the focus
With three movies in the MCU focusing on Peter Parker, many assumed that Tom Holland’s Spidey would be replaced in upcoming movies. These thoughts were only exacerbated when it was revealed that Sony is already working on a Miles Morales movie.
However, Pascal has confirmed that Peter Parker will still be the focus of new movies. Additionally, Parker’s emotional journey will be the core of the character’s next trilogy.
"Kevin [Feige] and I never want to lose sight of one thing: Peter Parker. That he’s a normal kid," the producer told the outlet. "That he is orphaned over and over again He’s a teenager, so everything in his life is at a heightened pitch and everything matters more than anything. That he’s fueled by goodness and guilt. That he’s striving for a greater cause, and he’s vilified by the press."