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Tom Holland has cast doubt over his future as Spider-Man by revealing that Spider-Man: No Way Home is very much being treated as the "end of a franchise".
Holland joined the MCU as Spidey in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, and has since appeared in two Avengers movies and two solo adventures. No Way Home, which releases December 17, is to be his third solo outing set in the MCU, although it's unclear what the tenuous arrangement between Disney and Sony holds for the character going forward.
Speaking to EW, Holland said that if he's able to return to the character, it would likely be very different to the last few Spider-Man movies. Whether that means future instalments wouldn't be part of the MCU or if Peter and the gang would simply move away from the high-school setting is unclear, but expect change.
"I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you'd be seeing a very different version. It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy," Holland said. "We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don't know. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it."
Holland also touched on working with Zendaya (MJ) and Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds) for the better part of the last decade. Unsurprisingly, the last day of filming was an emotional one for the trio.
"We've been making these films for five years now," the actor said. "We've had such an amazing relationship, the three of us. We've been with each other every step of the way. We've done every single film, every single press tour. So this one scene, [we didn't know] if this would be the last time [we were all working together.] [It] was heartbreaking but also really exciting because we're all moving into the next chapter of our careers. So sharing that moment with them was maybe the best day I've ever had on set. I don't think I've cried like that ever."
Last year, Holland said he'd love to play Spidey for at least seven more movies. Fortunately, regardless of whether or not the character remains in the MCU or is somehow yanked away by Sony through some multiverse-bending convolution, it's clear Holland has a future as the character. The post-credits scene for Venom: Let There Be Carnage certainly teased as much.
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