By Stephen Ippolito | February 25th, 2021
In August 2019, fans were upset to hear that a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios’ parent company Disney could not be reached to keep Spider-Man in the MCU. Thankfully one month later, both companies were able to come together and get a deal done. The terms were that both studios would jointly produce one more film (Spider-Man: No Way Home) and that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker would appear in an additional future MCU project.
For those worried that the same situation could unfold again one year from now, don’t be. In a recent interview with Collider, Holland says that Sony and Disney have already worked things out.
“The way I understand it is that agreement between the two studios has already happened. I don’t think that they’re going to run into the same troubles that they did as we were going into… was it ‘Spider-Man 2’? ‘Far from Home’ had come out and then the whole thing happened between Sony and Marvel. I think the two studios have worked that out, and I don’t think that that will be a problem in the future. That said, I’m just the actor and I was a part of a few phone calls during that process, but I think they love working with each other, I think they found a way in which it can be beneficial for both studios, and I’m just kind of like a kid in the middle of it, between two parents during an argument (laughs).”
During the interview Holland also noted that his contract is up after Spider-Man: No Way Home is released. He did say though that he wants to continue playing the role.
“I’ve always said to them if they want me back, I’ll be there in a heartbeat,” the actor tells the site. “I’ve loved every minute of being a part of this amazing world. It’s changed my life for the better, I’m so lucky to be here. If they want me back I’ll be there, if they don’t I will walk off into the sunset a very, very happy person because it’s been an amazing journey.”
I definitely think Holland will be back. It just might be a while. Jon Watts whose directed all three of Holland’s Spider-Man films is slated to helm the MCU’s reboot of Fantastic Four. So if there were to be a fourth Spidey film, it would either have to be without him or after he’s done with the Fantastic Four.
Catch Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters later this year (December 17).