Those in charge of the Spider-Man films would love if Tom Holland played Spider-Man for many years to come, but the actor doesn’t seem convinced – he says his current contract is best to expire. and that the team could shoot a Miles Morales film instead.
In an interview with GQ, Holland talked about his time in the franchise and whether or not he will play everyone’s favorite webhead for too long: “Maybe it’s time I moved on. Perhaps the best thing for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film, “says Holland.
The actor then goes on to add that he also wants his character, Peter Parker, to be taken into account when making decisions about his future before finally adding, “If I play Spider-Man after I’m 30,” me did something wrong. “
By the end of this year, Holland will have played the superhero in three of his own stand-alone films as well as cameo appearances in other MCU blockbusters, and Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal is keen to keep him in the role for as long as possible:
“I talked to him about doing around 100 more,” explains Pascal in another interview. “I’ll never do Spider-Man films without him. Are you kidding me?”
Holland’s contract to play Spider-Man ends after No Way Home, and Holland has previously said that he regards the film as “the end of a franchise”. Elsewhere in the GQ article, Holland’s Spidey co-star Jacob Batalon went on to talk about Holland’s ambitions, stating that the actor often talks about portraying James Bond at some point in the future.
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While Spider-Man has certainly dominated Holland’s life for the past few years, the actor has still managed to film and star in a number of other films during this period. In addition to starring in Cherry the Russo Brothers, Holland will also play Nathan Drake in Sony’s upcoming Uncharted film next year.
Hollands busy schedule apparently expresses his ambitions as an actor, and while he has spoken of his love for the role of Peter Parker on a number of occasions, it’s likely something he’ll be wary of being typed as the character. Looking ahead, Holland has a number of other projects that he will be working on alongside Spider-Man. In addition to writing a script with his brother Harry, GQ says the actor will also direct the Apple TV + drama The Crowded Room, which is a drama about dissociative identity disorders.
For more information on Spider-Man, check out this article which describes an interesting bug that appears to be in the Brazilian version of No Way Home’s latest trailer.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.