Spider-Man: No Way Home is being called one of the best Spider-Man films of all time. Making over $250 Million opening weekend and selling out theaters in a post-COVID-19 world is almost unheard of. Yet it goes to show you that people are willing to go see a movies like this and Ghostbusters: Afterlife if the studios does what the fans ask for and not call them names for not liking something.
Recently the 25 year old actor had an interview with People, saying that he wants to take a break from acting:
“I’ve spent the last six years being so focused on my career. I want to take a break and focus on starting a family and figuring out what I want to do outside of this world.”
Holland is currently in a relationship with his Spider-Man co-star Zendaya, so perhaps the two want to settle down. The actor then went on to talk about his future with the Spider-Man character:
“I don’t want to say goodbye to Spider-Man, but I feel like we might be ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man. I don’t want to be responsible for holding back the next young person that comes in who deserves it just as much so.“
This statement is somewhat surprising due to long time Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal recently saying that three more Spider-Man films were in development with Tom Holland supposedly set to play the web slinger. But now those plans may have changed. And Tom Holland continued the conversation saying:
“Maybe you have a Spider-Gwen or a Spider-Woman. We’ve had three Spider-Mans in a row, we’ve all been the same. It’d be nice to see something different.“
Now the idea of having a Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen or even Silk film isn’t a bad concept. Expanding SONY’s Spider-Man Cinematic Universe was always the plan with spin-offs. But having the Spider-Man character take a back seat to these other characters sounds like something out of 2013 Marvel Comics.
Spider-Man: No Way Home proved that a comic book film with plenty of fan-service does work. So taking something that is proven to work and change it all just to do something different has been known to fail more often than succeed, especially in the MCU.
Hopefully this doesn’t happen, and after Tom Holland returns from his much deserved break from acting he’ll be ready to begin the next trilogy. If he doesn’t then you can bet that Peter Parker will likely be sidelined for either Miles Moralis or Jessica Drew.
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