Tom Holland Confirms Spider-Man Contract is Ending After No Way Home
Following yesterday’s official title reveal for the upcoming third MCU Spider-Man film, Tom Holland has finally opened up about his future as the fan-favorite Marvel hero. Speaking with Collider, the 24-year-old British actor confirmed that his Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures contract will be ending after Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, despite that, he remains committed to continue on playing the iconic hero for as long as he could and will instantly return for more if the studios decided to bring him back.
“[Spider-Man 3] would be my last one [under contract],” Holland revealed. “So, I’ve always said to them if they want me back I’ll be there in a heartbeat. I’ve loved every minute of being a part of this amazing world. It’s changed my life for the better, I’m so lucky to be here. If they want me back I’ll be there, if they don’t I will walk off into the sunset a very, very happy person because it’s been an amazing journey.”
On the possible disagreements that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures may have again in the future if they do decide to continue making more Spider-Man films together, Holland answered, “The way I understand it is that agreement between the two studios has already happened. I don’t think that they’re going to run into the same troubles that they did as we were going into… was it Spider-Man 2? Far from Home had come out and then the whole thing happened between Sony and Marvel. I think the two studios have worked that out, and I don’t think that that will be a problem in the future. That said, I’m just the actor and I was a part of a few phone calls during that process, but I think they love working with each other, I think they found a way in which it can be beneficial for both studios, and I’m just kind of like a kid in the middle of it, between two parents during an argument (laughs).”
In a separate interview with USA Today, Holland also confirmed his plans after wrapping up No Way Home, revealing that he is planning on taking a much-needed break from acting in order to travel the world.
“I’m going to take a break and travel the world,” He said. “It’s the first time since I signed on to [Spider-Man: Homecoming] that I don’t have a contract with someone. I might go skiing because that’s something I’ve not really been allowed to do because it’s obviously a dangerous sport. I’ve been very careful over the years, which is why I’ve become obsessed with golf because it’s the only sport I can play without getting injured.”
Tom Holland will return for Spider-Man: No Way Home as the titular wall-crawler alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, going up against Jamie Foxx’s Electro. Given the ending of Far From Home however, any number of his rogues’ gallery are also likely eager for a fight. The third installment to the MCU’s Spider-Man films will also feature the return of Zendaya (Euphoria, Dune) as MJ.
While most of the original series cast are set to return for the threequel, Foxx’s casting further blurs the lines across Sony’s three web-slinging franchises, with the previous installment bringing back J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson from Sam Raimi’s trilogy and the studio’s Sony Universe of Marvel Characters led by Venom expected to crossover into the Marvel Cinematic Universe series soon.
Following Jamie Foxx’s Electro addition, many casting rumors have circulated including the potential involvement of another Spider-Man villain Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, and most importantly, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s potential return to the Spider-Verse. The most recent casting rumor was that Charlie Cox has reportedly signed on to reprise his fan-favorite role as Daredevil.
Originally scheduled for a July 16, 2021 release, Spider-Man: No Way Home was first pushed back to November 5 and will now bow on December 17, 2021.