Spider-Man 3: During an interview with People magazine, Tom Holland commented on what he expects for the future of the Spider-Man franchise in theaters. The actor explained that, although he really enjoys living the character, it’s time to give the opportunity for more diversity and that he wouldn’t want to be an obstacle to that.
“I loved every minute of it. I’m so grateful to Marvel and Sony for giving us the opportunity to hold on and allow our characters to progress,” said Holland. It’s been amazing.” “And that’s why, for me, I don’t want to say goodbye to Spider-Man — but I feel we can be ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man. I don’t want to be responsible for holding back the next young man who comes and deserves so much. I’d love to see a future for Spider-Man [universe] that’s more diverse — maybe you have a Spider-Gwen or Spider-Woman. We had three consecutive Spider-Men; we were all the same. It would be nice to see something different.”
Holland had recently commented that “if I was 30 and I kept playing the character, I’ve done something wrong.” The actor — now 25 years old — had to explain himself later saying that he meant that staying in the character for so long could make it difficult for another actor or actress to be introduced as Miles Morales, Web of Silk or Jackpot.
“What I was referring to in that interview is because I would be taking the opportunity for someone to come in and change what it means to be Spider-Man,” Holland explained. “You know, Spider-Man can be more diverse, it can be a female character, it can be anything. I would like to see Miles Morales, I would like to see the Silk Web. I think you could make a really cool Jackpot movie.”
Spider-Man: No Return Home also features Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Foxx, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau and JB Smoove. Jon Watts returns for the third time as a director, to command the film, which had a screenplay by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film is in theaters.