A new interview with Spider-Man: No Way Home actor Tom Holland sees the young actor tell GQ he isn’t terribly interested in playing Peter Parker into his 30s and teasing that the franchise should eventually pivot to Miles Morales, the black/Latino incarnation of the character that picks up the mantle in the comic books.
“Maybe it is time for me to move on. Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film. I have to take Peter Parker into account as well, because he is an important part of my life. If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong,” Holland tells GQ about his future in the role.
With Holland at age 25, it sounds like Sony/Marvel has five more years. That’s if he ultimately nabs a new contract.
Miles Morales is already part of the Marvel zeitgeist as he led his own popular video game and the Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, sequels to both are on the way.
Franchise producer Amy Pascal is more optimistic about Holland’s future, “I’ve talked to him about doing, like, 100 more. I’m never going to make Spider-Man movies without him. Are you kidding me?”
It remains to be seen if Holland will make another trilogy let alone 100 more as it hasn’t been announced if the actor has signed a new contract extending his original deal.
Marvel Studios will be expanding the Spider-Man mythology with a prequel cartoon series Spider-Man: Freshman Year for Disney+ and is expected to focus on his early crime-fighting, along with his possible origin that wasn’t explored in the live-action films.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released on December 17 and how that film wraps up might indicate how Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will move forward.
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.