Tom Holland says he might be ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is finally out and may just signal the end of Tom Holland’s tenure as Spider-Man. Holland has participated in the role of Peter Parker since 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. The young star has headlined three solo films and has appeared in countless films in the MCU, making him a mainstay for the cinematic universe. While being featured prominently is a blessing, Holland says he’s open to saying goodbye to the role that made him a superstar.
In a recent interview with People magazine, Tom Holland opened up about how adores the role of Spider-Man but that it might be time to move on to give another actor the opportunity.
“I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been so grateful to Marvel and Sony for giving us the opportunity and keeping us on and allowing our characters to progress. It’s been amazing. And that’s why for me, I don’t want to say goodbye to Spider-Man – but I feel like we might be ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man.”
“I don’t want to be responsible for holding back the next young person that comes in who deserves it just as much so.”
Speculation has suggested that Tom Holland could hand over the Spider-Man baton to Miles Morales, who we know exists in the MCU thanks a throwaway line in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Seeing a live-action Morales Spider-Man would definitely be an interesting choice but for those who have seen No Way Home, it’s hard to imagine that happening any time soon.
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield heavily rumored to appear.
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