Has Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal confirmed Tom Holland's return as Peter Parker?
At the conclusion of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland's Peter Parker is left with none of his loved ones, including his girlfriend MJ, knowing who he is.
It was seen as the end of the story arc for Holland's version of the character, and the actor himself has recognised that fact.
No Way Home was a commercial and critical success, earning an astonishing initial $1.893 billion from a budget of $200m. The movie saw Spider-Man come up against foes from parallel universes, Electro, the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus while receiving help from other forms of the Webslinger, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their roles from their own films.
In the two years since its release, there has been speculation about the franchise's future and whether Holland and Zendaya might return.
Producer Amy Pascal has confirmed that a fourth movie is happening, suggesting Holland will be back.
"Are we going to make a fourth movie? Of course, we are.
"We're in the process, but the writer's strike, nobody is working during the strike. We're all being supporters and whenever they get themselves together, we'll get started."
Spider-Man 4 is happening
Pascal's words come not long after Marvel executive Kevin Fiege confirmed that story ideas were being formulated.
“All I will say is that we have the story. We have big ideas for that, and our writers are just putting pen to paper now," he said.
Sony's Pascal said in 2021 that the plan was for Holland to return.
“This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascal told Fandango about No Way Home.
“We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies."