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Tom Holland Talks Plans for "Spider-Man 4"

Tue 23 Apr 2024 | 01:07 PM
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English actor Tom Holland has opened up about his plans for future projects, including whether he will return for a fourth Spider-Man movie.

Holland said at the opening ceremony of the third annual Sands International Film Festival.

He has played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in three standalone movies— “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017), “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019) and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021) — while also appearing in Marvel blockbusters like “Avengers: Endgame.”

“The simple answer is that I’ll always want to do Spider-Man films,” Tom told Deadline. “I owe my life and career to Spider-Man. So the simple answer is yes. I’ll always want to do more.”

The more “complicated answer” Tom added is how he and the Spider-Man team approach any follow-up to "Spider-Man: No Way Home", the third title in his webbed saga, without retreading past themes.

“We have the best in the business working toward whatever the story might be. But until we’ve cracked it, we have a legacy to protect,” he continued. “The third movie was so special in so many ways that we need to make sure we do the right thing.”

Holland added: “This is the first time in this process that I’ve been part of the creative so early. It’s just a process where I’m watching and learning. It’s just a really fun stage for me. Like I said, everyone wants it to happen. But we want to make sure we’re not overdoing the same things.”

Starring Holland alongside Zendaya, Tobey Maguire, the standalone “Spider-Man” films earned over $1 billion at the box office, while “Spider-Man: No Way Home” nearly broke the $2 billion mark with its $1.92 billion gross to become the sixth highest-grossing film of all time (unadjusted for inflation). 

"No Way Home" opened in December 2021 and took $260M in its first weekend, becoming the second-highest opening ever at the domestic box office and eventually raced past the billion-dollar mark. 

A huge reason “No Way Home” made history at the box office was because it united Holland with fellow Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield on the big screen for the first time. 

Holland was last seen on screen in the Apple mini-series "The Crowded Room" opposite Amanda Seyfried, Sasha Lane, and Will Chase. 

The series was created by Akiva Goldsman and inspired by the book The Minds of Billy Milligan.

The Spider-Man actor is now engaged in the development of several burgeoning projects.

“We’re figuring it out. We’re at that stage where it’s post-strike, so we’re waiting for those scripts to come in,” he said. “We’re giving the writers the time they need to hit the ground running. But I’ve got a few projects that I’m really excited about and scripts are coming in now and they’re great. I read something the other day that absolutely blew my mind.”