Tom Holland confirms Spider-Man 3 production start date
There’s been a lot of anticipation for the third installment in the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man franchise since the renewal of the deal between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures and the 23-year-old actor has confirmed that production on the project is set to begin in July! (Via IGN)
While promoting his new Pixar adventure Onward with The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Holland ensured he didn’t break any spoilers as he’s been known to do with previous Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, but did reveal that the script is “absolutely insane” and will feature the return of Zendaya (Euphoria) as MJ.
Holland will return for the film as the titular wall crawler, and it remains to be seen what villains he’ll go up against in the trilogy caper. Given the ending of Far From Home however, any number of his rogues gallery are likely eager for a fight. Holland’s Spider-Man is also set to appear in another Marvel Studios film per the new agreement.
The third Spider-Man film from Marvel Studios is set for a July 16, 2021 release, officially adding another addition to the already crowded Phase 4 release slate. The release date puts the film in direct competition with Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 7, which opens on July 23, 2021. Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens on February 12, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opens on May 7 and Thor: Love & Thunder opens on November 5, 2021, making 2021 the fist year we get FOUR MCU movies!
Sony’s upcoming Spidey slate includes the Venom sequel, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Andy Serkis, as well as Jared Leto’s in-the-can Morbius, a Kraven the Hunter film, and a spinoff featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat. Should these films interact with the MCU and Tom Holland, it remains to be seen, but the door seems open.