Tom Holland says he will continue playing Spider-Man for the foreseeable future: 'It’s going to be fun'
"The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler," Holland said
Tom Holland has finally opened up about the rift between Sony Pictures and Disney that saw the wise-cracking web-slinger moved out of the MCU.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly during the D23 Expo on August 24, the actor confirmed he will continue playing Peter Parker for the foreseeable future. "Basically, we’ve made five great movies,” Holland said. "It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler."
“I’m feeling about Spider-Man... Gratitude and joy,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said while speaking at the Entertainment Weekly booth. “We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”
Earlier in the day, Holland had addressed the Sony, Disney split while appearing at Walt Disney Studios' presentation on the new Pixar movie 'Onward'. "Listen, it's been a crazy week, but I want you to know I am grateful from the bottom of my heart, and I love you 3000," Holland said to the massive audience in Hall D23.
There have been speculations about Holland appearing in other Sony Spider-Man spin-offs because of the agreement with Marvel. When 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' released, the actor doubted if his version of the superhero would mix up with Tom Hardy's Symbiote anti-hero, Venom.
According to Comicbook.com, Holland said, "Sadly, I think that is true. From my understanding, I think that is the case. You know, I’d love to make a movie with Tom Hardy, and if we ever got the chance to make a Venom movie together, that would be super cool, but his movie would have to take place in the MCU because I’m not giving up that ticket."
At the moment, it is still unclear if Sony decides to bring Spidey in 'Venom 2'. The studio is yet to shed light on how it takes Spider-Man forward after its acrimonious split with Disney. Tom Holland was introduced into the MCU with an appearance in 'Captain America: Civil War' and that sparked a win-win for both studios.
Soon after, Sony rebooted the franchise with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' with Marvel and the movie grossed $880 million worldwide. This was followed by Holland becoming one of the important characters in the last two Avengers films along with a sequel to 'Homecoming'. Again, all of which were staggering commercial successes.