Tom Holland says he wants the Spider-Man films to be “more diverse” going forward

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20 Dec 2021, 10:41

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The actor has spoken out about the future of the Spider-Man franchise, saying he hopes it will be more diverse for the next generation.

Holland has been playing the superhero since 2016, and last week, his third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: No Way Home was released, receiving glowing reviews from critics and fans alike.

Speaking in an interview for People magazine, the British star said: “I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been so grateful to Marvel and Sony for giving us the opportunity and keeping us on and allowing our characters to progress. It’s been amazing. And that’s why for me, I don’t want to say goodbye to Spider-Man – but I feel like we might be ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man.”

“I don’t want to be responsible for holding back the next young person that comes in who deserves it just as much.”

He added: “I would love to see a future of Spider-Man that’s more diverse – maybe you have a Spider-Gwen or a Spider-Woman. We’ve had three Spider-Mans in a row; we’ve all been the same. It’d be nice to see something different.”

There were rumours that No Way Home would be Hollands last film playing the web-shooting superhero, as his contract was coming to end.

However, it has been confirmed by Marvel that he will be appearing in at least one another Spider-Man movie, and potentially, another trilogy.

In an interview for Fandango, producer for the films, Amy Pascal, said: “We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel, it just isn’t part of… we’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies.”

That said, Holland has previously spoken about wanting to take a step back from the acting world.

In a recent interview with Sky News, he said: “I started acting when I was 11, and I haven’t done anything else, so I’d like to go and do other things. Genuinely, I’m sort of… having a midlife crisis – at 25, I’m having like a pre-midlife crisis.”

Well, here’s hoping that break will come after the release of another Spider-Man movie- we’re not ready to let him go just yet!