With just a handful of screen-stealing moments in Captain America: Civil War and his upcoming leading performance in this summer’s surefire hit Spider-Man: Homecoming under his Spider-belt, Tom Holland isn’t planning on hanging up the web-shooters anytime soon.
“Peter Parker is a character we see [in the comic books] as a 15-year-old boy and then as a 35-year-old man,” the 20 year-old Brit explained in the most recent issue of Empire magazine. “So I have an idea of what I’d like to do, and I’ve pitched it and it’s already been taken into the boardroom. It would be really cool if it pans out, because it means I would be Spider-Man for a very long time.”
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige seemed to have no issue with Holland’s ambitious plans, and even compared the potential cinematic future of Spidey to another enduring franchise. “Harry Potter became the example, though Peter’s clearly not as young as Harry was in the first film,” he explained. “There’s certainly a fun potential three-film structure that can be had, between sophomore, junior and senior year.”
Holland clearly seems to have a strong hold on the wall-crawling gig, but how much longer he will continue to swing alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and other MCU characters remains to be seen. The character will be present for upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and its presently unnamed sequel, but there have been rumblings that the character rights will revert back to Sony following a planned Homecoming sequel.
If one major member of the Guardians of the Galaxy has anything to say about it, though, Spider-Man won’t be heading anywhere. Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in both Guardians films, went on record earlier this month about his love for Holland’s portrayal, and what the future might hold for future Spider-Man movies, “I think it was Sony who had control. And I think they’re doing a partnership now, but I think they will – I don’t know this for sure – but I think they’re going to re-acquire Spider-Man.”
Arriving July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.