Tom Holland talks No Way Home for the first time really in a recent interview with EW. Holland opens up about how much fun he had making this one, and also how great it was to work with Alfred Molina. Holland also says that they think of this as a trilogy capper, the end of a franchise. Whilst that may worry some Spidey fans, Holland makes it clear he does want more.
First up Molina. Holland said Alfred Molina was:
“One of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with.”
“It was really fun to watch him see how technology has advanced,” Holland adds. “When he was making these films, the arms were puppets, and when we did it, they’re all imaginary and CG. It was quite cool to see him relive it, but also relearn it.”
Holland then talks about how confident he and director Jon Watts felt going into Spider-Man: No Way Home.
“The first film, [director] Jon Watts and I were sort of flying by the seat of our pants,” Holland says. “This one, I think we both felt really confident, so we were able to relax. We actually had so much more fun on this one than we did on the previous two.”
Finally, Holland talks about this as an end to a franchise:
“We were all treating [No Way Home] as the end of a franchise, let’s say,” he adds. “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.”
I’ve always said, this is the end of the high school trilogy. Next up I want to see a Peter Parker College years trilogy and then an adult one. I’m greedy. However whether Sony allows Holland to continue in the MCU is another matter and we are going to have to wait and see on that. Hopefully when No Way Home does special numbers at the box office, Sony will be persuaded to stick with the situation?
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