Tom Holland Refusing To Play Spider-Man In Marvel’s New Disney+ Series?
Tom Holland is finally fed up with portraying Spider-Man, as it is being rumored that he is refusing to do so for the new Disney+ series.
It’s no secret that Tom Holland is a bit tired of portraying the character of Spider-Man. After Spider-Man: No Way Home, the actor spoke about his wanting to take a break from acting and playing Peter Parker. He spoke about Marvel possibly bringing in Miles Morales or Spider-Gwen to replace him. Well, now there is a rumor spreading that Holland might be taking himself out of voicing his most beloved character in the new Disney+ series, Spider-Man: Freshman Year. You can see the rumor below:
(RUMOR) #SpiderManFreshmanYear— Moth Culture (@Moth_Culture) December 31, 2021
Tom Holland could possibly be self-benching himself for the upcoming animated series for Disney+. Marvel is still trying to get him onboard but may use the voice actor from the WHAT IF series instead. pic.twitter.com/nKQjifKxJ2
Tom Holland is likely feeling superhero fatigue, after playing Spider-Man for nearly a decade at this point. The same thing happened to Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. As much as we want the cast to remain the same, these actors don’t want to be defined by just one part their whole lives. Holland has been fantastic in other ventures, which could be an even bigger reason why he wants to step away from being the Web Head. The above rumor also contains an intriguing option that Disney might just hire the voice actor from What If. That would be a fantastic addition and could give Holland some time to rest before Spider-Man 4 gets underway.
We did report that Sam Raimi is in talks to direct another Spider-Man film, which could be another indication that Tom Holland wants to step away sooner rather than later. There is an entire Spider-Man universe being built by solo villain films that include Kraven the Hunter, Madame Web, and El Muerto. However, those films could be designed to reunite the world with either Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield. Both men reprised their roles as Peter Parker, and the world fell in love with them again. It might be time to make a change for Marvel, especially if Holland is refusing to play the character past the fourth movie with director Jon Watts.
We don’t blame Tom Holland for wanting to walk away. Anyone who is part of the MCU usually signs on for multiple movies, and we can assume that is quite taxing mentally and physically. Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo are two of the last Avengers holding on. Well, Jeremy Renner might be seeing a Hawkeye Season 2 as well, so he is still in the game. Everyone else has been released from their contracts and is likely happier for it. Still, it will be sad to see Spider-Man voiced by someone else in the new Disney+ series.
For now, everyone can hold out hope that Tom Holland is going to return to Spider-Man 4. Hopefully, Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and Jon Watts return for one final film. We would much rather see the man take on that role than being burned out by voicing Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Freshman Year.