Tom Holland Confirms SPIDER-MAN Trilogy
Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has let it slip that there are plans, unsurprisingly, for at least a trio of solo Spider-Man adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking with AlloCiné, Holland revealed a Spidey trilogy is in the works. “Yes, there is what we call the arc of the character. There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker and Spider-Man, especially, to grow in the next two movies,” he said. “He’s definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming and I really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and… go through puberty I guess. It’s going to be an exciting couple of movies.”
“There will be a Spider-Man 2 and 3,” Holland said when asked to clarify his “couple of movies” comment. “Yeah, well, now you know. Sorry, Marvel. Whoops!”
Earlier this year, Amy Pascal — former head of Sony and a producer on Spider-Man: Homecoming — spoke on the deal between Sony and Disney-owned Marvel Studios, which allows Spider-Man (whose screen rights lie with Sony) to take part in Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe.
“You have three studios that came together to have [Spider-Man: Homecoming] being made. No studio likes to share anything with anyone, let alone three studios. And truthfully—there is nothing cynical I can find in this statement—everybody did it because they wanted Spider-Man to be great,” Pascal shared. “Truly, it was because Spider-Man is great, the character is great and people love him. That’s good for Disney. That’s good for Marvel. And that is certainly good for Sony. So, the fact that all these companies were willing to work together to make that happen—believing that everybody needed each other in order to have that happen. I think that’s pretty miraculous.”
When asked to speak on how many Marvel-produced movies the webhead will be able to take part in, Pascal answered, “I think we found the right formula and I think everybody is going to want the right thing to continue. And I think that there’s a — as I said there’s a surprisingly generous and cooperative thing and if it works for everybody, then it’s going to work for everybody. The thing is—and I always felt this way—if you worry about the movie and you worry about the story, all the politics take care of themselves. They just do. Because when the movies work, there’s enough for more than everybody. It’s when you start making the other stuff first that you start to get in trouble.”
Holland is on contract for six Marvel movies so far — “Three Spider-Man [appearances in other] movies and three solo movies,” in the young star’s own words — but he could always extend his contract, the same way Captain America actor Chris Evans just added Avengers 4 to his deal. Holland made his web-slinging debut in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War, with next month’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marking his first solo flick. Holland will then reprise the role in Avengers: Infinity War (in theaters May 2018), Avengers 4 (in theaters May 2019), and a second Spider-Man movie, already confirmed for July 5th, 2019.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7th.