Tom Holland Says He'll Only Do Spider-Man 4 If It's Good Enough
"I want to protect his legacy."
Tom Holland has provided an update on his next Spider-Man movie, and it doesn't sound like a sure thing at this stage. He said at the Critics Choice Association press conference recently that he and his team have been "actively engaging" in discussions about what another Spider-Man movie might look like, but nothing has been decided yet.
"Whether or not we can find a way to do justice to the character is another thing. I feel very protective over Spider-Man. I feel very, very lucky that we were able to work on a franchise that got better with each movie, that got more successful with each movie, which I think is really rare, and I want to protect his legacy," Holland said, as reported by Collider. "So, I won't make another one for the sake of making another one. It will have to be worth the while of the character."
He went on to say that he would jump at the chance to play Spider-Man again if a pitch for another movie made sense to him. "If we can figure that out, I would be a fool not to put the suit back on again because I owe everything to Spider-Man," he said. "I love the character and the people I get to work with. So, I would love to tell another story, but I'll only tell it if we can find the right one."
Before this, producer Amy Pascal said "of course" another Spider-Man movie with Holland will be made, but work couldn't be done during the Hollywood strikes (which have now ended).
Holland has also personally advocated for a Spider-Woman movie. "We've had three Spider-Mans in a row; we've all been the same. It'd be nice to see something different," he said in 2021.
Holland played Spider-Man in Homecoming (2017), Far From Home (2019), and No Way Home (2021). The movies are made by Sony, which owns the film rights to Spider-Man, in partnership with Marvel.
Sony is also producing the upcoming movie Madame Web, which features Sydney Sweeney as Spider-Woman.