After three Spider-Man movies and three crossover movies set in Marvel Cinematic Universe (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame), Tom Holland for the first time has no idea what the future has in store for him and his incarnation of the web-slinger.
After Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t as successful as Sony wanted, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was put on ice and Kevin Feige jumped in with his Marvel Studios, closing a deal with Sony to finally add Spider-Man to Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland was cast and made his debut in Captain America: Civil War, as Iron Man’s protégé, and the origin story – radioactive spider, blah, blah, blah, great powers, blah, blah, blah, great responsibility – was skipped this time, although there were few callbacks to all those events that defined Spider-Man, but come on, we saw those a million times already.
Now, after five MCU appearances, and the sixth one closing in, what’s next for Holland’s Spider-Man? Producer Amy Pascal reportedly wants more movies, but Tom Holland might disagree.
“Maybe it’s time for me to move on. Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film. If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong. Since I got cast as Spider-Man, I haven’t really taken a break.”Tom Holland for GQ Magazine
Well, we definitely agree that it’s time for Miles Morales to get his live-action Spider-Man movie, but we also agree with Pascal that Holland should think very carefully before he decides to hang up the Spider-Man mask. I mean, even if the Miles Morales movie happens, there could still be a chance for Holland to return in a team-up movie. Yes, I definitely got that idea from Insomniac’s Spider-Man video game.
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to hit theaters on December 17, 2021.