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Tom Holland says upcoming Spider-Man film feels like the ‘end of a franchise’

By Christian Imperio Published Oct 15, 2021 10:32 am

Spider-Man actor Tom Holland shared that his upcoming No Way Home film feels like the end of a franchise.

Speaking to EW, the 25-year-old actor bared that they treated the third Marvel/Sony film as the end of the latest Spider-Man franchise, adding that should they get a chance to reprise their roles again, fans would be seeing different versions of their characters.

"We were all treating (No Way Home) as the end of a franchise, let's say," Holland said. "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. 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 went on to say that he got emotional when he felt the finality during one of the scenes he did with fellow actors Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, who plays MJ and Ned, respectively.

"We've been making these films for five years now," Holland explained. "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."

The upcoming No Way Home film marks Holland's third Spider-Man solo movie. He first debuted as the beloved web-slinger in 2016's Captain America: Civil War then appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Additionally, Holland also went to reprise his role in two standalone films: Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Although nothing is quite certain (for now at least) since Marvel is delving into the multiverse storyline, Holland's latest comments on his stint as Peter Parker may be true as previous actors who donned the red-and-blue suit only appeared  in two to three solo movies.

Prior to Holland's version, Tobey Maguire played as the wall-crawler in the first three Spider-Man films in 2002, 2004, and 2007 while Garfield stepped in as Peter Parker in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to premiere in theaters on Dec. 17, with Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx reprising their roles as Doc Oc and Electro, respectively. Rumors about Maguire and Garfield joining Holland's third Spider-Man outing, on the other hand, continues to persist until now, with the latter denying several times that the highly-rumored Spider-verse concept is not happening in No Way Home.