Tom Holland’s unique dual contract with rival studios expires after the December release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, a combination of the actor’s own words and Sony renaming their franchise to Sony’s Spider-Man Universe seems to outline the star isn’t going anywhere.
No Way Home not only brings Holland’s solo trilogy to a close, but looks to have a seismic impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four as a whole. Each of Peter Parker’s standalone adventures have arrived two years after the last. Looking at the jam-packed respective slates Marvel and Sony have ahead, it’s not a guarantee that the inevitable Spider-Man 4 will hit the big screen in 2023.
However, we have heard from our sources — the same ones who told us Ben Kingsley would be returning for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings long before it was confirmed — Peter Parker could face a cult favorite villain.
Set photos confirmed that F.E.A.S.T. will be involved in the threequel, and the organization’s founder Martin Li also happens to lead a double life as the criminal underworld’s Mister Negative. Not every Spider-Man movie villain has to be known among general audiences; until No Way Home, the MCU was keen to feature bad guys that had never been seen in live-action before, so diving deep into the back catalogue would be one way to freshen up future antagonists.