No Way Home Was Designed to Work as Marvel, Sony's Last Spider-Man Collaboration

Spider-Man: No Way Home co-writer Chris McKenna revealed that the movie was made to work even if the long-standing working relationship between Marvel Studios and Sony was going to be dissolved.

Speaking to TheWrap, McKenna talked about separating Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the film, since the future of Marvel Studios and Sony's collaboration is uncertain. "I think we're always trying to tell an organic story with Tom Holland's Peter Parker, knowing that we can't be reliant on anything else other than he's got to go his own way at the end of this movie, each movie," he stated. He added, "I think it's been incredible, we've been a part of this collaboration with Sony and Marvel Studios, and Amy [Pascal] and Kevin [Feige]. I think we always know that it's total hubris to think, 'Oh, we're going to end with a certain cliffhanger that will require things that we can't depend on.'"

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"This should be a satisfying story unto itself," he continued. He went on to say, "If you look backward and go, 'This was an origin story that took place over three stories to get this Peter Parker to this place where he's stripped-down, anonymous, has no billionaire benefactor, has been through the sacrifice of what it really means to have this power and what that responsibility that goes along with that is, and is now having to look for how to pay rent.' I think that would be really satisfying."

McKenna and co-writer Erik Sommers have discussed the conclusion of No Way Home at length, previously discussing why they thought the movie worked as a fitting ending for Holland's Spider-Man, with Sommers stating, "It's ended in a place where it could feel like a satisfying [finale] to this particular Spider-Man, or it definitely could keep going."

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Additionally, McKenna and Sommers previously revealed how the temporary falling out between Disney and Sony wound up helping them with No Way Home's story and pushing them in new creative directions. They also recently discussed how their early story pitches for the film did not involve the Multiverse before the production team ultimately decided to use it rather than merely tease it.

As for the web-slinger's future, while No Way Home has currently ended the character's MCU story, Pascal revealed she would be willing to do more Spider-Man movies starring Holland. "As long as [Tom] wants to make Spider-Man movies, we will make Spider-Man movies. I'm a producer, and I always think everything is going to work out," she noted. "If I have my way, we will."

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now in theaters.

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Source: TheWrap

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