There cannot be all that many people happy about the whole Marvel/Sony split, can there? Yet as time goes on it feel more and more definite that no backtrack is going to happen. It seems like every time we hear from someone connected to it, they appear resigned to the finality of it and that saddens me a little more each time.
Today’s sadness comes in the form of Spider-Man himself Tom Holland. The young actor recently spoke with people at GQ and while he was thankful for these last five years at Marvel, he also thinks the franchise is in good hands back with Sony.
“I’m not shy about expressing how incredible the last five years have been with Marvel, I’ve truly had the time of my life, and in so many respects, they have made my dreams come true as an actor. Sony has also been really good to me, and the global success of Spider-Man: Far From Home is a real testament to their support, skill and commitment. The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony’s safe hands. I really am nothing but grateful, and I’ve made friends for life along the way.”
I’m sure no one really expected Holland to say any different did they? There’s no way he wants to lose the role of a lifetime. No matter what happens, I do want to see Holland continue as Peter Parker, because for me he is the best version of this character so far. At the same time, every time someone speaks positively about this ‘new reality’ I just want to shout at the computer screen. “SAFE HANDS? Have you watched many Sony movies recently, Tom?” Yeah I know, Into the Spider-Verse was loved by all, I thought it was just alright personally and one decent Spider-Man movie does not make for safe hands in my book. I wasn’t a fan of the Raimi movies either, so for me to have my favorite version of this character snatched from us so soon still stings.
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Is there still hope? I guess there’s always a little hope, and as Andy Dufresne once said, “Hope is a good thing, perhaps the best thing?” So I’ll live in hope until that next Spider-Man movie sets a release date, a fool’s hope perhaps, but hope nonetheless.
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