Tom Holland clears up Spider-Man retirement comment in a new interview. A couple weeks ago Holland was interviewed and whilst pondering his own future wondered whether he should make way for someone new eventually. The specific quote though that was printed was Holland saying if he was still Spider-Man by the time he was 30 he’s done something wrong. As you can guess many fans were shocked at this statement as it’s really hard to top playing Spider-Man. Holland 25 has reportedly just signed up for, or in talks to appear in, another MCU based Spider-Man trilogy. If that goes ahead as per Sony’s Amy Pascal’s plans then Holland will definitely still be playing Peter Parker over the age of 30.
Holland tried to clarify these comments from a GQ interview when he spoke with Extra recently. You can watch the video below, or check out the transcript here.
“[That’s] just a perfect example of how everything you say is always misconstrued, and no one actually speaks the truth. I don’t know what the future of Spider-Man looks like. I don’t know whether I’m going to be a part of it. Spider-Man will always live on in me, and I know that [Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal] and the studio are keen to figure out what the next chapter of Spider-Man looks like. If that happens to be with me, then that’s very exciting. But if it’s time for me to walk away, then I’ll do so proudly.”
“[What] I was referring to in that interview where I said ‘If I was playing Spider-Man when I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong,’ is [that] I’d be taking up an opportunity [for] someone to come in and change what being Spider-Man means. Spider-Man could be more diverse; it could be a female character — it could be anything. So that’s what I was saying, and thanks to that journalist for changing that. I really appreciate it.”
It definitely done put a slightly different spin on Holland’s comments and the meaning behind them. I think I even said at the time maybe this was just part of Holland’s contract negotiation strategy. Either way it looks like No Way Home is going to make bank in a big way, a way not seen since pre-pandemic. Sony making a deal with Disney for another three Spider-Man movies just makes too much sense for all to turn down right now. Sony definitely seem keen as per Pascal’s comments where she revealed a new trilogy was in the works. However since then sources from the other side have made it clear nothing is official, yet.
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