Marvel's Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal discussed the future of the Spider-Man franchise in a new interview with the New York Times, following the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Pascal, who serves as a producer for Sony, discussed previous comments about wanting to make more films.
"We’re producers, so we always believe everything will work out," she said. "I love working with Kevin. We have a great partnership, along with Tom Rothman, who runs Sony and has been instrumental, a great leader with great ideas. I hope it lasts forever.
Feige, President of Marvel, also confirmed that there are a lot of directions they can go with a fourth film: "At the end of the movie we just made, you see Spider-Man make a momentous decision, one that you’ve never seen him make before. It’s a sacrifice. And that gives us a lot to work with for the next film."
As for whether they'll continue bringing back characters from Spider-Man films from the past, he admitted that might not work going forward: "Not every Spider-Man movie is going to be a multitude of characters. That approach was right for this one."
He added: "You can’t think about topping yourself in terms of spectacle. Otherwise movies just get larger and larger for no reason, and it’s not a good result. But we do want to always try and top ourselves in terms of quality and emotion. Kevin and I never want to lose sight of one thing: Peter Parker. That he’s a normal kid. That he is orphaned over and over again. That he’s a teenager, so everything in his life is at a heightened pitch and everything matters more than anything. That he’s fueled by goodness and guilt. That he’s striving for a greater cause, and he’s vilified by the press."
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters now.