Like Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is irreplaceable in the MCU. Though Spider-Man: No Way Home is Tom Holland’s last movie in the famous Disney/Sony Spider-Man contract, new reports hint that the studies are working on a new trilogy of Spider-Man films with Tom Holland leading the way.
Now, reports suggest that the two studios are attempting to extend Tom Holland’s contract into a new Spider-Man trilogy and even Disney+ series:
The rumor I heard is that Disney and Sony reaching that Spider-Man streaming deal was the first stepping stone in further strengthing the relationship between the two companies. The premise is that following the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker’s story will continue in an alternating format. Marvel Studios seems to be planning to expand his story by having the usual three live-action film trilogy for the character along with three seasons of a Spider-Man Disney+ show, where each season will fill in the gap between each movie release. The first could very well be the newly announced Spider-Man: Freshman Year, a show that will serve as the MCU Peter Parker’s origin story.
The new rumor comes from Cosmic Circus, circulating around the historic deal that The Walt Disney Company and Sony Entertainment struck for Disney+, ultimately agreeing to bring Tom Holland’s current Spider-Man trilogy and related Spider-Verse films to the streaming service soon.
No matter who your favorite live-action Spidey be, every Marvel fan can agree that Tom Holland brought a fresh take to the long-lived Peter Parker character. Undoubtedly one of the most popular superheroes, Spider-Man’s stories of saving Marvel’s New York, will continue to live on for new generations.
Fans are taking to social media to express their thoughts and excitement.
Replying to a Twitter post by @spideysnews, one Marvel fan wrote:
I’d really love for Tom to keep the Spider-Man mantle for another 6 solo Movies
3 for when Peter will be in college, 3 other when Peter will be in his mid-twenties
@TomHolland1996 would fit just fine
I'd really love for Tom to keep the Spider-Man mantle for another 6 solo Movies
3 for when Peter will be in college, 3 other when Peter will be in his mid-twenties@TomHolland1996 would fit just fine
— Sev Johnny (@sev_johnny) November 15, 2021
Another fan replied:
— 🕷 (@Marvel_Dan_) November 15, 2021
For Disney+ Day 2021, Marvel Studios announced their first Spider-Man project post-Tom Holland: Spider-Man: Freshman Year.
With the series’ announcement colliding with rumors suggesting that Tom Holland could receive a new Spidey trilogy and spinoff Disney+ series, some fans are confusing Freshman Year with the rumors. While it’s exciting news that fans are getting a Peter Parker MCU show, Spider-Man: Freshman Year would be separate from the proposed Spider-Man series that current rumors are suggesting.
Since Holland’s current Marvel contract expires with Spider-Man: No Way Home, the most ambitious and anticipated Marvel movie since Avengers: Endgame (2019), fans aren’t ready to meet yet another Peter Parker — especially within the MCU.
While the Marvel Collection is growing, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker has numerous opportunities to stay, especially with an Avengers 5 movie coming soon.
Tom Holland is leading the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more.
Earlier this year, voice actor Hudson Thames took the reigns from Tom Holland in Marvel’s What If…?, the highly acclaimed animated series showcases alternate realities in the Marvel Universe. Though Holland has voiced that he wishes to stay Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel head Kevin Feige takes precautionary measures to ensure that the MCU’s Peter Parker can still tell new stories without Holland under the mask.
There’s no official word from Marvel Studios or Sony, but having the chance to further Tom Holland’s Peter Parker’s story in long-form with three new films and streaming series like The Mandalorian would offer the chance to introduce characters like Kraven the Hunter, Hobgoblin, Spider-Man 2099, and more!
The Marvel Universe is ready to expand with the Multiverse (thanks to Loki), and Tom Holland’s run is far from being over if these rumors come true.
More about Spider-Man: No Way Home
In Captain America: Civil War (2016), Tom Holland made a breakthrough as the web-slinging Marvel character going against Captain America (Chris Evans) and more. Five years later, Holland is a leading Hollywood man and household name, most famously known for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).
Holland’s Spider-Man stole the show again in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Endgame (2019). Starring alongside Marvel Characters/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).
Spider-Man broke through and became an international sensation with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The official description of Spider-Man: No Way Home reads:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
In No Way Home, Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Zendaya (MJ) are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus in the film. Many speculate that “Spider-Men” Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are defending Marvel’s New York with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in No Way Home.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is releasing in theaters worldwide on December 17, 2021.
Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer!