The Third Tom Holland Spider-Man Movie That We Almost Got

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Spider-Man: No Way Home is quickly becoming one of the biggest theatrical releases in years, making over $1 billion at the global box office. This is something that not only makes SONY happy, but also shows that movie theaters can still turn a profit, you just need to make movies that people actually want to see and not another standard piece of fluf. But believe it or not this massive crowd pleaser almost didn’t happen. At least not the way people may have wanted.

Back in 2019 Disney tried to get more money out of their shared use of the character with SONY. This put the use of Spider-Man in the MCU in jeopardy. SONY then thought of what to do with the third Tom Holland lead Spider-Man film if they could no longer reference or feature characters from the MCU. So what was their solution? Just do somewhat of a soft reboot not referencing the MCU and have Spider-Man battle Kraven the Hunter.
 
Kraven the Hunter is a well known Spider-Man villain who is always on the hunt for the “Ultimate Hunting Trophy”. The hero would have had to take on this experienced killer before possibly either him or someone else ended up mounted on his wall.
 
Tom Holland in an interview briefly mentioned that the plan was to have him Battle Kraven, but he said that he wasn’t going to go into specifics in case they ended up recycling the concept in a future movie:


For a long time, there was going to be a Kraven movie that was going to be the third movie because things weren’t working out and all sorts of different stuff. Jon pitched me this Kraven movie, which actually was really cool. I don’t want to talk about it in case that movie ends up happening down the line, but it was fun.

Of course we all know that Disney eventually gave up their money grab and reworked the deal in SONY’s favor in order to keep using the character. Which in the long run was the best option.

Now Spider-Man is supposed to be getting another 3 films in the future with Kraven the Hunter possibly getting a solo film similar to Venom and Morbius. Only time will tell if we will see the two battle in a future project.
 
Are you glad that Disney and SONY were able to work out a deal?

Sorce: Slashfilm 


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