Tom Holland gained international recognition for starring alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor in The Impossible (2012) — the movie about the tragic tsunami that hit Thailand and other areas back in 2004. However, it would be his turn as Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that would skyrocket him to superstardom.
Holland’s next outing as Spider-Man is days away and promises to be an emotional, heartfelt, and action-packed conclusion to director Jon Watts’ trilogy, at least that’s what Holland said between mouthfuls of chicken wings and calls for a doctor…
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) is almost finally in movie theaters. After months of speculation that saw the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield rumor mill run rampant, thanks to Jamie Foxx’s and Alfred Molina’s casting in the early stages, the stars of the Spidey threequel have repeatedly denied any such involvement from these veteran Spider-Man actors. That being said, a whole host of former Sony villains are set to appear. Joining Foxx’s Electro and Molina’s Doc Ock will be Willem Dafoe’s Norman Osborn AKA Green Goblin, Thomas Haden Church’s Flint Marko/Sandman, and Rhys Ifans’ Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard.
With the excitement surrounding the crossover of the MCU and Sony’s former Spidey Universe, let’s not forget the returning stars from Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). Zendaya is back as Peter Parker’s girlfriend MJ, as is Jacob Batalon as best friend Ned Leeds. Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), JB Smoove (Julius Dell), and Angourie Rice (Betty Brant) also star in the huge ensemble cast. Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong will also star as Doctor Strange and Wong, respectively.
While the plot details remain murky at best thanks to confusing elements in the first and second trailer, Marvel fans do know that Holland’s Spider-Man will seek out the New York Sorcerer Supreme in order to make people forget his identity as the web-slinger. Those who stayed behind at Far From Home will know that JK Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson of the Daily Bugle revealed Peter Parker’s identity using footage from Quentin Beck AKA Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
The jury may still be out on whether Maguire and Garfield will reprise their roles from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002) and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), respectively, but with Holland’s final appearance as Spider-Man soon to debut it sure is to be an emotional holiday season. For those wanting more Tom Holland, the actor — who will next appear in Sony’s Uncharted (2022) as Nathan Drake alongside Mark Wahlberg — was recently featured on the popular show, Hot Ones, on the First We Feast YouTube channel.
Uttering expletives and downing milk, Holland’s time on Hot Ones is sure to be one of the show’s most memorable. While facing a platter of hot wings of escalating hotness, the Spider-Man star revealed much about his time filming No Way Home. From discussing Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus arms to describing the threequel as “heartfelt” and the “best Spider-Man movie that’s ever been made”, Holland’s most recent interview delivered on all fronts.
In fact, the hot wings also delivered, as towards the end of the interview Holland jokingly called for a doctor after saying he felt “cold and on fire at the same time”. When the interviewer and Hot Ones host, Sean Evans, asks Holland about the differences between traditional drama school training and learning on the job, the Marvel star pauses, looking to the crew, and asks “is that doctor here?” It’s a seemingly tense moment as Holland goes on to say he’s “not joking” before laughing and confirming he is joking. Let’s not forget these hot wings are hot.
Holland’s appearance on Hot Ones closed out Season 16 of the fan-favorite show which sees a variety of stars like Paul Rudd and Simu Liu take on the infamous hot wing challenge. You can watch the full episode below.
As for Holland’s future, the actor will appear in Uncharted from Sony Pictures. His future in the MCU and Sony’s Spider-Man Universe is seemingly up in the air. At one point confirmed for a new trilogy and then not, the actor has repeatedly stated he would be back in the Spidey suit as and when Kevin Feige needed him. Now with the sudden cameo in Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), chances are that this MCU star — who first appeared in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and later Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) — could crossover more solidly into Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
Sony’s future Spider-Man-centric output includes Morbius (2022) and Kraven the Hunter (2023), with many other projects also in the works. No Way Home opens on December 15 in UK cinemas before a United States release on December 17.
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