Is this the beginning of the end for Tom Holland as Spider-Man? If we are to take the actor at his word, Spider-Man: No Way Home may well be the last time he suits up as the beloved superhero. This, according to a new interview the actor did with Entertainment Weekly in anticipation of the movie’s release later this year.
Is This the End?
Holland, who made his debut as Peter Parker in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, says he and director Jon Watts treated this movie as the conclusion of this version of the franchise. Whether or not that ends up being the case? We will find out.
“We were all treating [No Way Home] as the end of a franchise, let’s say. I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you’d be seeing a very different version. It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy. We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don’t know. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it.”
As Holland adds, they’ve been making these movies for five years. Between Homecoming, Far From Home and now No Way Home, that’s a lot of time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s understandable that they may want to do other things. But Holland, Watts and Zendaya all got to share at least one nice moment on the set of the latest installment.
“We’ve been making these films for five years now. We’ve had such an amazing relationship, the three of us. We’ve been with each other every step of the way. We’ve done every single film, every single press tour. So this one scene, [we didn’t know] if this would be the last time [we were all working together.] [It] was heartbreaking but also really exciting because we’re all moving into the next chapter of our careers. So sharing that moment with them was maybe the best day I’ve ever had on set. I don’t think I’ve cried like that ever.”
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 is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.”
The new movie will see previous villains from the other iterations of the Spider-Man franchise return. This includes Alfred Molina as Doc Ock and Jamie Foxx as Electro. Whether or not Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will return as their respective version of Spider-Man remains to be seen.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17.