Though Tom Holland did dunk his fans in a frenzy of despair when he called his then-upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home “the end of a franchise,” it has now been made obvious that his time as Peter Parker is far from over. Recently, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Spider-Man 4 is already in the works and now, the Chaos Walking star has himself teased that his webbed slinger is destined to appear in more than one sequel in the future.
Spider-Man: No Way Home currently has a high critic score of 93% percent on Rotten Tomatoes and has received three Golden Tomatoes for its incredible performance. The platform has shared Tom Holland’s ecstatic reaction at his film receiving the honor and while accepting the awards, the actor seemingly teased that he will be starring in more Spider-Man sequels in the future.
“Guys, Spider-Man: No Way Home has received three Golden Tomatoes, so I just wanted to say a massive thank you on behalf of everyone from Sony and Marvel, the critics, the fans who have shown so much love and respect and support for our movies. It means the world and hopefully, we can do it again and again and again. But thank you, thank you, thank you. And we’ll see you soon,” Tom Holland shared.
This is not the first time when plans of Spider-Man’s future appearances in upcoming films have been revealed. Just days before Spider-Man 3’s release, Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman shared with ComicBook that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will be appearing in an MCU crossover soon. Also, film producer Amy Pascal assured in a chat with Fandango that Spider-Man 3 “is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel.” She confirmed that Sony Pictures is already getting ready to make the next solo Spider-Man film starring Holland with Marvel and what’s more is that the studios are planning not one but three more films.
Later, in an interview with The New York Times, Kevin Feige also confirmed Spider-Man 4 is in the works. He shared that Disney and Sony are “actively beginning to develop where the story heads next” for the young superhero after the tragic events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, where Peter sacrificed practically everything he had to save everyone. Like Rothman, Feige also hinted that Spidey will also show up “sometime” in an upcoming MCU crossover. “The when and the where, of course, is the fun part — and the part that we don’t talk about,” he said.
Interestingly, while the studios are busy spinning a future for their Spider-Man, there was a time when Marvel Studios was almost on the verge of losing Tom Holland as a part of the MCU. Back in 2019, Sony and Disney went through a serious breakup phase where they decided to not share Spider-Man ever again as their deal regarding the character was not adding up anymore. Thankfully, Holland proved to be a real-life superhero and “saved Spider-Man,” as revealed by the actor during his appearance on Kimmel Live! (via The Hollywood Reporter).
Apparently, at the time, Tom Holland was disturbed by the ongoing feud and disappointed that he won’t be a part of the MCU anymore. He proceeded to contact Disney CEO Bob Iger and thanked him for “changing my life in the best way.” The duo then got on a call, while Holland was with his family at a trivia night and was “three pints in.” This drunken chat with the actor, where he actually “weeped,” made Iger determined to “make this work.” The rest is history and thus, here is to (hopefully) never saying goodbye to one of the best web slingers we ever had!