WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany shared their thoughts on the future of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man after the recent Disney/Sony split.
Last week, Sony opted to move forward with new Tom Holland Spider-Man films without Kevin Feige as the creative lead after rejecting Disney’s proposed new terms to continue their partnership, which would have given the House of Mouse a 50/50 co-financing stake. Of course, news of Sony’s decision was at the top of mind for many fans attending Disney’s D23 Expo over the past weekend and Tom Holland’s former Marvel Studios co-stars, including Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, weighed in on the news at the convention.
When Variety asked about their reaction to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man leaving the MCU due to Disney and Sony’s inability to reach a partnership agreement, Paul Bettany simply said, “I can’t talk about that.” However, Elizabeth Olsen added that the departure of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is a big loss of for the MCU and noted that she believes the young actor is the greatest performer to take on the role:
“That’s so sad. It really is sad. I mean, Tom was such a special… first off, he is the greatest Spider-Man to me. He actually has that youthful energy and the ability, physically and emotionally, and he’s just been incredible, And it’s been really lucky that we’ve been able to work with him, and I think it’s a big loss, and it’s really too bad.”
Elizabeth Olsen then suggested fans start a petition to keep Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Despite Disney and Sony’s decision to no longer continue their partnership, Tom Holland is set to reprise his role as Spider-Man for future films. However, Homecoming and Far From Home director Jon Watts has not signed a deal to return for the third Spider-Man film with Tom Holland.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are set to reprise their respective role as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision in Marvel Studios’ series WandaVision. The Disney+ series is on Scarlet Witch after the events of Avengers: Endgame and is believed follow the character after she creates an idyllic world in which The Vision is still alive. WandaVision also stars Teyonah Parris as an adult Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, and Kathryn Hahn in an undisclosed role. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed the series will lead into the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Stay tune to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Tom Holland’s Spider-Man as well as Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.