For those sat in the Marvel offices it must feel like they can do no wrong at the minute.
After the immense success that Endgame offered the studio, it would have been quite easy to take a little break in its release schedule.
Obviously that was never going to be the case and now records are being broken again by the latest release.
Peter Parker’s new solo outing has overtaken its predecessor in the midweek takings – no small achievement given the financial success of the last Avengers film.
Far From Home brought in a staggering $27 million on its Wednesday release date (July 3), making it the highest midweek earnings of any Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date.
Far From Home producer, Amy Pascal, recently spoke about Venom joining the MCU: “You never know someday…it might happen. I can say that we’ve had a fantastic partnership and you never know what’s going to happen. We have a lot of stories to tell about Spider-Man, in every facet. We have big plans for Tom Holland to be a part of everything.”
Meanwhile Sony has teased Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is well on track to continue the legacy of the first movie. Speaking to io9, studio bigwig Amy Pascal said, “We are definitely hard at work on the sequel…You can expect another movie.”
Back in August, the directors admitted that a sequel and spin-offs would be likely if the original was a success, but said they were too focussed on the first movie to think about it just yet. Joaquim Dos Santos and David Callaham are currently set to direct the sequel, which is thought to continue the story of Moore’s Morales.
Elsewhere, Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been linked to a number of TV shows based around the expanding world of Spider-People. Pascal went on to confirm this is still the case:
“We are doing some television and all these things have to make sense together… I think we have some fantastic shows that we’re doing and we’re just putting them together now.”