There are several unknowns for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man going forward in the MCU. Some of them are fun unknowns like what’s going to happen to him in the new movie and where’s he gonna go from here. Then there’s the not so fun unknowns. I’m talking of course about the agreement between Sony and Marvel.
Since Spider-Man is shared between the two, we can’t always assume Spider-Man’s secure status in the MCU. He is always at the mercy of the two companies that seem to have an off and on working relationship.
Fortunately, we can at least wait a little longer before the next contract dispute sends Holland’s Spidey into nebulous territory. According to Sony’s Tom Rothman, Spider-Man will appear in one more MCU property per the two company’s new agreement.
“It’s reciprocal. So, we lend one, and they lend one, and that’s how Benedict [Cumberbatch] is in this movie. So, we have one more ‘lend back’ that’s committed. But the thing that I can say, and this is actually the accurate scoop on this, is that the two companies have a terrific working relationship. I think it’s a mutual hope that that would continue. But there really isn’t anything definitive at this moment, because the truth of the matter is, we gotta ride [Spider-Man: No Way Home] and see what happens.”
Rest assured, we have Spidey for one more Avengers film and/or some other MCU crossover. Despite Rothman’s assurances that companies have a great working relationship, we’ll have to wait and see what happens after this final ‘lend back.’