When Marvel and Sony announced the deal that would allow Spider-Man to be featured in Marvel Studios films, fans were thrilled by the opportunity to have the wall crawler exist in world occupied by other superheroes. However, despite the fact that Spider-Man has already made an appearance in Captain America: Civil War and is confirmed to appear in the next two Avengers films after his upcoming solo adventure, fans are already anxious to learn what the future holds for the web slinger in the MCU. While Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has stated that there are no active discussions for any project past the untitled Avengers film, Homecoming star Tom Holland evidently has a few ideas of his own for Peter Parker’s future.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Holland revealed that he has pitched a plan to studios that involves him playing the role of Spider-Man for decades.
“Peter Parker is a character we see [in the comic books] as a 15-year-old boy and then as a 35-year-old man. So I have an idea of what I’d like to do, and I’ve pitched it and it’s already been taken into the boardroom. It would be really cool if it pans out, because it means I would be Spider-Man for a very long time.”
Considering Kevin Feige has stated that the current plan involves depicting Peter Parker’s high school years over three films and the details on Marvel’s arrangement with Sony beyond those projects remain unknown to fans, anything seems possible when it involves Spider-Man’s place in the MCU. Personally, it would be great to see an older Peter Parker pass the mantle down to a young Miles Morales at some point in the MCU. Would you like to see Holland play the role into Peter Parker’s adult years?
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.