Tom Holland says he considers Spider-Man: No Way Home the “end of a franchise”.
The Spider-Man actor spoke with GE, where he said if his series of Spider-Man solo films continued, they would be very different from the three he’s been in so far.
âI think if we had the chance to dive into these characters again, you’d see a very different version. It wouldn’t be the Homecoming trilogy anymore,â Holland said. âWe would give it time and try to build something different and change the tone of the movies. Whether or not that happens, I don’t know. But we were definitely dealing with it. [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and I felt like it. “
The Homecoming trilogy includes Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the upcoming No Way Home. Besides these films, Holland made his debut as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, and he also made appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, who play MJ and Peter’s best friend Ned have appeared in all three of the Homecoming trilogy films. Holland said filming No Way Home was an emotional day on set.
âWe’ve been making these films for five years now,â Holland said. âWe had such an amazing relationship, the three of us. We’ve been together every step of the way. We’ve done every movie, every press tour. So this scene, [we didn’t know] if it was the last time [we were all working together.] [It] was heartbreaking but also very exciting because we are all entering the next chapter of our careers. So sharing that moment with them was maybe the best day I have ever had on set. I don’t think I ever cried like this. “
No Way Home is decidedly ambitious enough to mark the end of a trilogy. Spider-Man 2’s Doc Ock will appear in the film, and Doctor Strange will also appear alongside Peter Parker. And, there is (spoiler) evidence that suggests another Marvel character may appear in the movie. Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to hit theaters on December 17th.
No Spider-Man actor has ever had more than three solo movies. Director Sam Raimi had planned a Spider-Man 4 with Tobey Maguire, but Raimi and Sony went their separate ways before the film went into production. Andrew Garfield starred in two Spider-Man films before the franchise rebooted again with Tom Holland. To find out more, see our ranking of each Spider-Man movie.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.