Marvel fans have experienced several live-action Spider-Man movies, including the 2012 “The Amazing Spider-Man” movie, which starred Andrew Garfield, and Toby Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy from 2002-2007.
However, Tom Holland‘s reign as Spider-man has stolen many hearts, as he attained international fame for his portrayal of the character in Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movies, starting with “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016.
It is no surprise that many fans have expressed bittersweet feelings about the upcoming movie, especially as it is possible that “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” could be Holland’s last time wearing the suit.
While it is still uncertain if Holland will make a re-appearance in the Marvel Universe as Spider-Man, he, however, promised to coach the next actor to assume the role, whether it’d be some time after “Spider-Man: No Way Home” or a long time after its release. Here’s what he had to say.
Holland On Big Brother Duty
Even if the Spider-Man actor makes a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many believe that he’ll eventually have to wave the role goodbye as his predecessors did. Many fans have already begun speculating on who could take up the mantle at some point down the line.
If that becomes the case, Holland is ready to mentor his replacement. According to The Direct, Holland spoke about it in an interview with Total Film and explained that whether it’s in the following year or five years, he would take it upon himself to tutor them on the responsibilities that come with being Spider-Man.
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The actor also discussed these responsibilities and explained how the younger audiences have reacted to his character. He admitted that it excited him to realize that the children were at the age where they couldn’t tell the difference between real and fake, and he loved carrying the responsibility of talking to them.
He then assured that when a new person takes the Spider-Man role, he would be “sure to give them some advice about how to deal with it,” and be there to support them in all the ways they might need him. Many are unsure whether his words signal a sooner or later departure.
Holland’s Third Spider-Man Movie Is An Ending
Though Holland’s next project is unknown, the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” cast members have reiterated that the movie is some sort of ending. Both Zendaya and Holland expressed they’d be treating it as such, but that doesn’t necessarily mean their characters won’t be gracing screens again.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Holland explained that there could be a return on the table. However, he explained that it would feel somewhat different from the Homecoming trilogy, even if the characters were lucky to reappear on-screen.
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He also stated that the characters would be taking a break to “try to build something different and totally change the films,” hinting that “No Way Home” could mark a transition into a different kind of Spider-Man franchise.
As some fans suspect, Holland could also be working on the subsequent Spider-Man films with Sony instead of Marvel Studios. Whatever will happen, no concrete answer has been given regarding Holland’s duration as Peter Parker.
Will Holland Return As Spider-Man?
While many sources hinted at Holland’s possible final appearance in the MCU with “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” his future is, however, unclear, as Marvel fans also believe that it is unlikely that the movie will be the last time he puts on the Spidey suit.
The post-credit scene in Marvel’s “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which was recently released, specifically supported the idea that the actor may return as Spider-Man. The scene teased a meeting between Eddie Brock (played by Tom Hardy) and Holland’s Peter Parker.
But, it is uncertain whether the basis for the scene will be developed in another Sony or Marvel Cinematic Universe movie as many fans have expressed curiosity over the matter.
It, therefore, leaves room for the possibility that Holland’s character may return, and fans would be excited to see Holland and Hardy on-screen together.
Holland Said ‘No Way Home’ Is ‘Dark’ And ‘Sad’
During an interview with Total Film, Holland revealed that the plot of the highly anticipated Spider-Man sequel takes a break from the light-hearted nature of its predecessors, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
He explained that fans would be surprised at the contrast of the movie to its predecessors. “It’s dark and it’s sad, and it’s going to be really affecting. You’re going to see characters that you love go through things that you would never wish for them to go through,” he said.
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He, however, admitted that he was “really excited” to experience a different version of Peter Parker in the movie. “Peter Parker is always someone who’s looking up. He’s always really positive,” Holland said.
“He’s always like, ‘I can fix this. I can do this.’ Whereas in this film, he feels like he’s met his match,” he continued. “He’s like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ That was an aspect of the character that I’d never seen before, and I was really, really excited to try to tackle.”