Sony Pictures’ long-time producer Amy Pascal addresses the much-awaited possibility of finally bringing Miles Morales’ version of Spider-Man into live-action. One of the masterminds Pascal played an important role in the debut of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the superhero-based franchise, Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Marvel President Kevin Feige, after the five-picture deal that took place between Sony and Disney in 2015, paving the way for the actor’s appearance in the popular franchise, the decision ultimately turned to be a massive success for both the studio as the fans and followers absolutely loved and appreciated the actor for his brilliant performance as the friendly neighborhood superhero and standalone Spider-Nan films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home became a commercial success, meaning a win-win situation for Marvel and Sony.
During a recent interview, while promoting the upcoming Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Pascal spoke extensively about the various aspects of the film that the fans have got an idea of from the visually appealing and striking trailers and teasers. The Sony head also widely discussed about Holland’s Spider-Man and how he has been able to differentiate himself from the previous version of the superhero played by two different actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who are also rumored to appear in the upcoming superhero film, in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man franchise and The Amazing Spider-Man film series respectively. Apart from all the details that the producer had a conversation about one that really stood out was, she was willing to comment on the possibility of a live-action version of Miles Morales making his way into the MCU.
"I would say there's so many things that we're going to be able to explore, but what we always have to do before we decide who the villain is going to be and what Spidey goes up against is what is the story we're telling about? You know? What's the Peter Parker story we're telling? What's the Miles Morales story that we're telling? But we always have to start with that. The good thing about these movies is as big as the canvas they take place on can be, they are always just stories about a kid," Amy Pascal said to Fandango, explaining that while she is open to all the possibilities to explore in future projects regarding Marvel’s web-crawler but before going directly to something like the villain of a movie and other similar aspects, first there has to be a complete storyline that has to be developed around what is it you want, when asked “I’m sure fans will be happy to hear that. You know, speaking of the fans, many of them want to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man go up against Tom Hardy's Venom. They want to see a live-action Miles Morales. What would you say to those things? Do you have stuff in the works?” While Pascal did not make any clear-cut statement suggesting, if Marvel fans in near future could expect something like Miles Morales in a live-action film but with Marvel anything is possible, seeing its past record of last 13 years.
Pascal then went on to describe Peter Parker as “just a kid from Queens who's got no money and wishes he could have a normal life."
Fandango: "Just a kid from Queens…"
Amy Pascal: "Just a kid from Queens or Brooklyn, in the case of Miles, right?"
Fandango: "Of course!"
Amy Pascal: "In the case of Peter, he's just a kid from Queens who's got no money and wishes he could have a normal life."
“I think each of the actors brought their own kind of humanity to the character. All of them are brilliant and Tom is singular. I think that he's embodied everything about Peter Parker that everybody was looking for. He's funny and charming and... a fantastic athlete and a wonderful actor, and he has such humanity.” she added, elaborating that while all three versions of Spider-Man played by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Holland have their own charm and specialty, according to her the 25-year-old Marvel actor has every attribute of a perfect web-slinger like “funny,” “fantastic” and “a wonderful actor.”
The complete cast list of Jon Watts' directed Spiderman: No Way Home looks like this Tom Holland in the role of Spider-Man, Zendaya in the role of MJ, J.K. Simmons in the role of Jameson, Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Doctor Strange, Jon Favreau in the role of Harold "Happy" Hogan, Jacob Batalon in the role of Ned Leeds, Marisa Tomei in the role of May Parker, J. B. Smoove in the role of Julius Dell, Alfred Molina in the role of Otto Octavius also known as Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx in the role of Max Dillon also known as Electro.
Marvel Studios and Sony produced Spiderman: No Way Home hits the theatres on December 17, 2021.