Tom Holland Quitting Acting?

Is Tom Holland done with Hollywood?

By Erika Hanson | Published

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At the ripe age of 25, Tom Holland is lining up to quickly become one of the most prestigious actors in Hollywood. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, a young Tom Holland began his acting career on the stages of London before quickly landing his first film in 2012’s The Impossible. Seeing the potential in the young star, it was Disney and Marvel studios that would nab the baby-faced actor and put him in possibly the biggest role of his life: Spider-Man. In just a few short years, Holland became a household name and was able to helm roles in other upcoming ventures, such as the highly anticipated Uncharted. Now, as Holland gears up for the return of Spider-Man next week in the third installment of Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise, the actor reveals that he’s not even sure if he wants to continue his acting career.

During his promotional rounds for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland spoke with Sky News, sharing that he doesn’t know what the future holds for him in his acting career. “I started acting when I was 11,” Holland recalled, “and I haven’t done anything else, so I’d like to go and do other things.”

As Tom Holland and crew prepare for the upcoming release of Spider-Man: No Way Home next week, it seems the non-stop attention may be getting to the young star. Admitting to feeling the pressure, Holland said, “It’s quite stressful. People have been very excited for our previous movies, but nothing like this.” The fourth and final Marvel film installment of 2021 is also slated to be one of the studio’s biggest yet. It has already broken some Avengers: Endgame records, as the trailer set a new all-time record with the most global views in a trailer’s first 24 hours as it surpassed the previous record held by Endgame

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Paving the way into phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to unleash the multiverse into the MCU as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man turns to his Avenger friend, Doctor Strange, for help. In a spell seemingly gone wrong, Spider-Man will come face to face with iconic villains across the multiverse likes Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx as Electro.

While the news of Tom Holland’s indecisiveness on his future of acting may be shocking to some, the 25-year-old has previously dropped hints that he may be rethinking his career choices. As GFR previously reported, Holland may have subtly hinted at his retirement when he expressed that he would be willing to onboard the next actor that would portray Peter Parker. Similarly, we reported another clue, in which Holland spoke to Entertainment Weekly and noted that he saw the third film in the trilogy as an ending, particularly noting that his contract with Marvel is now finished. 

While his future in Hollywood may be unclear, Tom Holland did note a desire to return to Broadway stages. It was recently announced that Holland was cast as Fred Astaire in the upcoming biopic about the late dancer and actor’s life. With the role set to bring Holland back to his dancing roots, the actor also shared with Sky News his desire to return to the stage. 

Given the constant attention Tom Holland has received from his depiction of Spider-Man, it’s no wonder he may be having second thoughts about his life in the spotlight. While the lifestyle surely has its advantages, it also comes at a large price as celebrities like Holland have their everything scrutinized by the public eye. As Holland said recently that he feels like he is going through a “pre-midlife crisis”, there’s a good chance that the actor may just end up taking a break from the big screen, as many Hollywood elites have often done in the past.