Spider-Man: No Way Home producer Amy Pascal says the next film will focus on quality and emotion over spectacle.
After much anticipation, Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally hit theaters this weekend, breaking numerous box office records with numbers that haven’t been seen since 2019. Much of the film’s box office performance comes from the hyped-up spectacle that the film promotes, given the appearance of numerous villains from previous film incarnations of the character.
Naturally, one would expect for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios to want to up the ante for a fourth Spider-Man film for Tom Holland. Given the amount of spectacle that Spider-Man: No Way Home has, it would only make sense for the next film to get even bigger, right? Well, producer Amy Pascal is not so sure about that.
In an interview with The New York Times, Amy Pascal explained that although Spider-Man: No Way Home has a massive ensemble of characters, that may not be the approach for the fourth film, depending on where the story will go:
“Not every Spider-Man movie is going to be a multitude of characters. That approach was right for this one. 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.
Kevin [Feige] and I never want to lose sight of one thing: Peter Parker. That he’s a normal kid. That he is orphaned over and over again. That 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.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home boasts an emotionally turbulent journey for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. In his previous standalone films and other Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances, he’s dealt with different types of challenges that differ from his previous incarnations. Here, the new challenges he faces are comparable to some of the coming-of-age experiences from the comics. Either way, the fourth film will certainly be an interesting new chapter for Peter Parker.
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but 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, J.B. 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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Source: The New York Times