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Tom Holland hopes to be Spider-Man for a very long time

05.17.2017

Tom Holland Spider Man Homecoming

After winning us over with his brief but memorable appearance in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, I doubt that many of us would object to seeing Tom Holland as Spidey for the foreseeable future. If it was up to Tom Holland however, he would keep playing Spider-Man for a very long time. The young actor spoke with Empire recently and explained that he's already pitched the idea to executives.

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. 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.

I can't even imagine where the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be in twenty years, but it would certainly be interesting to witness Tom Holland grow into the role over such a long time. There's obviously no guarantee that Holland will stick with the role for that long, hell, for all we know, Sony will be on their tenth reboot of Spider-Man by then. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige isn't in a hurry to see someone else take on the role either as he teased the potential of a three-film arc. "Harry Potter became the example, though Peter's clearly not as young as Harry was in the first film. There's certainly a fun potential three-film structure that can be had, between sophomore, junior and senior year."

Speaking of Kevin Feige and ol' Web-head, we all know that Marvel has been able to use the character thanks to a partnership with Sony, but, in an interview with Perception co-founder Jeremy Lasky, Feige said that his grand plan would be to hopefully see all of Marvel's wayward heroes back under one roof at some point in the future.

My goal is to replicate the experience that comic book fans have reading the books up on the screen, and we’ve been able to accomplish that beyond my wildest dreams over the last ten years. And certainly, including Spidey in Civil War and the upcoming Infinity War, is yet another dream that I didn’t even dare to talk about publicly because I thought the odds of it were very slim. So, no plans beyond that right now for the few remaining characters that aren’t already in the MCU, but I always say never say never. Who knows what can happen in the future?

Although Marvel now has control over the vast majority of their characters, there are still several notable properties outside their jurisdiction, the biggest of which would be the FANTASTIC FOUR and X-MEN franchises, both owned by Twentieth Century Fox. Of the two, I would put my money on FANTASTIC FOUR becoming a part of the MCU before X-MEN, unless Fox somehow knocks it out of the park with their third attempt at bringing Marvel's first family to the big-screen. As Feige said, never say never.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017.

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11:14AM on 05/18/2017
ill give it a fair chance and wait for the reviews .
ill give it a fair chance and wait for the reviews .
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10:56AM on 05/18/2017
I hope his performance in Homecoming will be as good as he was in Civil War.
I hope his performance in Homecoming will be as good as he was in Civil War.
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9:34AM on 05/18/2017

Bored

I can't put my finger on a specific reason, but I just have little to no interest in watching this movie. I loved Spider-Man, I used to read those "cast this" columns they had in Wizard magazine back in the day, and just wonder how cool a spider-man movie could be if they ever made one. And then they did, and it was awesome! Then they made a sequel that was even better. And now, like 15 years later and three more movies, I'm just tired. They had the opportunity to flip the script, to do
I can't put my finger on a specific reason, but I just have little to no interest in watching this movie. I loved Spider-Man, I used to read those "cast this" columns they had in Wizard magazine back in the day, and just wonder how cool a spider-man movie could be if they ever made one. And then they did, and it was awesome! Then they made a sequel that was even better. And now, like 15 years later and three more movies, I'm just tired. They had the opportunity to flip the script, to do something different, and instead they're just retreading old ground. The trailers are just completely uninspired, Vulture looks like yet another forgettable villain, and so on... I'll watch it at some point, I owe my ten year old self that much, but I'm going in with tempered expectations.
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9:01AM on 05/18/2017
If Sony is going to keep their Spiderman connected to the MCU for an ongoing basis, then this could be great.
I get the idea that the plan would be to pump out 3 or 4 movies with Holland as Spiderman over the course of say 10 years. Take a break once the interest dies down. Then instead of rebooting with a new actor a few years later, just keep Holland and essentially check back in with Spiderman when he's like mid-20's for another 3 movie arc. Then take a break for a few years, then check
If Sony is going to keep their Spiderman connected to the MCU for an ongoing basis, then this could be great.
I get the idea that the plan would be to pump out 3 or 4 movies with Holland as Spiderman over the course of say 10 years. Take a break once the interest dies down. Then instead of rebooting with a new actor a few years later, just keep Holland and essentially check back in with Spiderman when he's like mid-20's for another 3 movie arc. Then take a break for a few years, then check back in with Spiderman at mid-30's.

Hell of a commitment from Tom Holland though.
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9:38AM on 05/18/2017
The only problem is that he's already 20, with 2-3 year gaps in-between movies for you know, writing, story development, etc, he's already going to be in his late twenties pretending to be a senior in high school. By the time they get around to doing his 30's we'll be old as hell and Tom Holland will be in his 50s
The only problem is that he's already 20, with 2-3 year gaps in-between movies for you know, writing, story development, etc, he's already going to be in his late twenties pretending to be a senior in high school. By the time they get around to doing his 30's we'll be old as hell and Tom Holland will be in his 50s
8:24AM on 05/18/2017

Cool!

I know people are generally sort of tired of Cinematic Spidey, but I am happy to see Holland take on the role for a good measure of time.

I skipped the last reboot franchise, so I'm luckily not burnt out on the character at this point! I thought Holland captured the persona of both Peter Parker AND Spidey in Civil War, so I'm excited to see what he'll do with his own flick. And what he'll do in the continuing MCU!
I know people are generally sort of tired of Cinematic Spidey, but I am happy to see Holland take on the role for a good measure of time.

I skipped the last reboot franchise, so I'm luckily not burnt out on the character at this point! I thought Holland captured the persona of both Peter Parker AND Spidey in Civil War, so I'm excited to see what he'll do with his own flick. And what he'll do in the continuing MCU!
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7:10AM on 05/18/2017

Meh

I just dont care about Spidey anymore. I mean after ALL the movies....1 and 2 were good....the 3rd.....well......and the new reboots.....nope. Just played out. We get it.....stop with the origin stories.
I just dont care about Spidey anymore. I mean after ALL the movies....1 and 2 were good....the 3rd.....well......and the new reboots.....nope. Just played out. We get it.....stop with the origin stories.
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8:22AM on 05/18/2017
There's no origin story for this one, thankfully. He's already established. His stand-alone movie is just him being Spider-man. Sure, in his early career so he's still learning, but at least we don't have to go through the Radioactive Spider thing all over again!
There's no origin story for this one, thankfully. He's already established. His stand-alone movie is just him being Spider-man. Sure, in his early career so he's still learning, but at least we don't have to go through the Radioactive Spider thing all over again!
8:58AM on 05/18/2017
I'm sure we'll see some Uncle Ben flashback though. We all know the story, but some brief glimpse does help hold the core of why he is Spider-man. In all honesty, that's what kinda ruined ASM 1 and 2 for me and the thing Raimi's did so well. Uncle Ben is still Peter's drive to do good as SM. I hope this version doesn't ignore Uncle Ben nor how he got his powers, but we don't need a whole 30min back story of it. Kinda like The Incredible Hulk intro is probably enough.
I'm sure we'll see some Uncle Ben flashback though. We all know the story, but some brief glimpse does help hold the core of why he is Spider-man. In all honesty, that's what kinda ruined ASM 1 and 2 for me and the thing Raimi's did so well. Uncle Ben is still Peter's drive to do good as SM. I hope this version doesn't ignore Uncle Ben nor how he got his powers, but we don't need a whole 30min back story of it. Kinda like The Incredible Hulk intro is probably enough.
10:49PM on 05/17/2017
I'm sure Andrew Garfield hoped the same. However, Holland might have more luck b/c none of the MCU properties have been rebooted, and you can't really reboot just one character in the shared universe. I mean, I guess you can, but it would be weird.
I'm sure Andrew Garfield hoped the same. However, Holland might have more luck b/c none of the MCU properties have been rebooted, and you can't really reboot just one character in the shared universe. I mean, I guess you can, but it would be weird.
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9:00AM on 05/18/2017
There is a level of stability there. Once Phase 3 is done i'm sure they are already working on Phase 4 and more
There is a level of stability there. Once Phase 3 is done i'm sure they are already working on Phase 4 and more
10:17PM on 05/17/2017
That's if the deal between Marvel and Sony stays intact for that long.

And as exciting as it is to have a young Peter Parker/Spider Man being mentored by Tony Stark, I still think it would have been cool to have already seen an established war torn Spider Man. But that wouldn't make sense though to the point where they already are in their storyline.
That's if the deal between Marvel and Sony stays intact for that long.

And as exciting as it is to have a young Peter Parker/Spider Man being mentored by Tony Stark, I still think it would have been cool to have already seen an established war torn Spider Man. But that wouldn't make sense though to the point where they already are in their storyline.
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10:36PM on 05/17/2017
He's not going to be mentored for much longer presumably. I don't really care for that part of the story-line. I'd like to see Spidey with Black Cat put to film, but that's probably not going to happen. And doesn't happen in the comics until he's a bit older.
He's not going to be mentored for much longer presumably. I don't really care for that part of the story-line. I'd like to see Spidey with Black Cat put to film, but that's probably not going to happen. And doesn't happen in the comics until he's a bit older.
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