When the 24-year-old Tom Holland plays Spider-Man in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, he will have surpassed Tobey Maguire as the longest-reigning actor to play Peter Parker. Already, Holland has played Spider-Man in five films, in addition to the upcoming sixth film, so it seems as though Holland enjoys playing the web-slinger. Now, a new rumor says that Holland wants to play the character until he’s 50, if he can.
This rumor comes from gossip writer Daniel Richtman’s Patreon page, but it does seem to line up with what Tom Holland has said about the role in the past. In an interview for Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019, Holland said he’s had “the time of my life” playing Spider-Man and that he’s “going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life.” Just last month in an interview for his new movie Cherry, Holland said that he will play Spider-Man “for as long as they will have me. If they want me to make 10 Spider-Man movies, you better believe I will be there.”
Considering how well Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films have done for both Marvel and Sony, it seems like they might want the actor to play the characters for 10 films. As of right now, Spider-Man: Far from Home is the highest-grossing Spider-Man film ever, making $1.13 billion worldwide, making it the 25th biggest worldwide gross ever. His first solo film, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming also made $880 million worldwide, and is the third biggest Spider-Man. At this point, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films are some of the most successful solo superhero films.
However, the tenuous bond between Sony and Marvel has caused some friction in the past as to whether Spider-Man could remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Back in 2019, it was said that Disney and Sony couldn’t come to an agreement to allow Spider-Man to remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But a month later, and with Tom Holland eager for the two to make an agreement, the two companies announced a new deal that would allow Spider-Man to appear in one more solo film, and another film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While it does seem possible there could be another impasse between the two studios in the near future, the massive success of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films certainly seems to be beneficial to both companies. With Sony building their own world of Spider-Man villains like Venom and Morbius, it’s possible they just want Spider-Man for themselves. There could also theoretically be some problems with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man contract coming to an end with this third solo Spider-Man film, but it certainly doesn’t seem like the actor has any problems signing on for as many Spider-Man movies as they want him for.
Already this year, Tom Holland has released two films: Anthony and Joe Russo’s Cherry, and the long-delayed Chaos Walking. However, it looks as though his biggest film in 2021 will certainly be Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is scheduled for release on December 17, 2021. If Tom Holland has things his way, it looks like it won’t be the last time we see Holland as Spider-Man.