Tom Holland might soon give up his mantle as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man given Sony Pictures and Disney's recent split over the character's use, but he still has friends in high places who want him to stay on as everyone's favorite web-slinger.
In a statement to Variety, Scarlet Witch herself, actress Elizabeth Olsen, discussed why she thinks Holland is still a good fit at the D23 Expo this past Friday:
“It really is sad. First off, he’s the greatest Spider-Man to me. He actually has that youthful energy.He’s been incredible. It’s been really lucky that we’ve been able to work with him. I think it’s a big loss and it’s really too bad.”
Reportedly, Olsen also joked that fans could possibly keep Holland's Spider-Man in future films through an online petition.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who will star in Disney's upcoming Falcon and the Winter Soldier, both discussed the change at the event, with Mackie assuring, “We will always have little Tom right here.” Stan added: “Tom, you are always on my mind.”
Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also posted the following on Instagram, adding that he feels the Spider-Man franchise should return to Marvel.
Holland also has some support behind the scenes. Jon Favreau, MCU executive producer who is also known for playing Happy Hogan, released the following statement:
“We’ve all read rumors, we’ve all read press releases, but you never know what’s going to happen. I’m holding out hope and being optimistic that this isn’t the final chapter of that story between those characters.
“I would love to see those characters continue to share the screen together. And I don’t just mean Happy and Aunt May, I mean Tom Holland, Spidey and the other heroes from the MCU.”