Tom Holland has become one of the biggest stars of this generation thanks to his starring role in the Spider-Man franchise. However, it seems like Holland knows exactly when he’d like to step away from the iconic character.
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In a recent interview with GQ, Holland spoke about his history with the character, and while he loves the character of Peter Parker, it could be time to move on soon.
“Maybe it is time for me to move on,” Holland said. “Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film. I have to take Peter Parker into account as well, because he is an important part of my life,” Holland says. “If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.”
The article goes on to mention Holland’s other ambitions, including a small quote from his Spider-Man co-star Jacob Batalon that says Holland mentions portraying James Bond “a lot.” While it’s unknown if Holland is serious about giving up the mantle of Spider-Man, he still has some time to go before making it to the age of 30 as the actor is 25.
“I might start shooting The Crowded Room and go, ‘You know what, this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life.’ Or I might do Spider-Man 4, 5, and 6, finish when I’m 32, and never make another,” Parker says later in the interview. “I’m not sure what I want to do.”
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Spider-Man: No Way Home sees the return of Tom Holland as the beloved titular wall-crawler, who will now be joined by Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. They’re expected to team up against Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, who are currently the only ones that had seemingly confirmed their return. Like WandaVision, it has been confirmed that No Way Home will tie into the events of Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The third installment to the MCU’s Spider-Man films will also feature the return of most of the first two films’ cast including Emmy winner Zendaya (Euphoria, Dune) as MJ, Jacob Batalon (50 States of Fright) as Ned, Marisa Tomei (The King of Staten Island) as Aunt May, Tony Revolori (The French Dispatch) as Flash, and Hannibal Buress (Tag) as Coach Wilson.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to hit theaters on December 17, 2021.