After the dramatic failure of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony struck a deal with Marvel Studios to reboot Spider-Man once again, this time within the MCU. Since Tom Holland's Peter Parker debuted in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, the web-slinger has joined the Avengers for Infinity War and Endgame while also leading his trilogy.
Meanwhile, Sony has continued to build its own universe of Spider-Man heroes and villains with Venom, Morbius, and more to come. But just as Sony gets underway with its plan to crossover Tom Hardy's popular anti-hero Venom with the current Spider-Man, Tom Holland's contract is reportedly nearing its end, leading many to wonder if his time in the suit is almost over.
Although past rumors had indicated Holland had one more Spider-Man appearance remaining on his contract for an MCU team-up. However, the Marvel star has recently denied this is the case.
Tom Holland Clarifies Spider-Man Contract Details
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland clarified how his contract with Marvel and Sony works while denying rumors surrounding his agreement.
Previous reports have indicated Holland's current contract was for three Spider-Man solo movies and several MCU appearances with only one remaining, however, it seems that isn't the case. When asked if he knows in which MCU film he will next appear under this contract, Holland confirmed the reported deal is "not accurate at all."
The British star went on to clarify that his contract isn't quite as "black and white" as having a three-picture deal with Marvel and the same with Sony. The deal struck between Disney and Sony means that when Marvel wants to use Spider-Man in the MCU then there is "open conversation and open dialogue between [Disney Chairman] Mr. Iger and [Sony Pictures Chairman] Mr. Rothman:"
"The new deal that was struck up was this understanding between the two studios that should Marvel want me to appear in one of their movies, then it would be an open conversation. I don’t think it’s as black and white as, “I have a three-picture deal with Marvel and a three-picture deal with Sony.” It’s just this open conversation and open dialogue between Mr. Iger and Mr. Rothman."
How Long Will Tom Holland Be Spider-Man?
With an agreement that crosses multiple studios and cinematic universes, Tom Holland's Spider-Man may have one of the most complicated contracts in movie history. Based on Holland's description of his contract, his contract seems to be solely with Sony as the character and actor are loaned to Marvel Studios on a case-by-case basis.
The Peter Parker actor has previously confirmed No Way Home marks the end of his current contract, meaning any subsequent appearances will stem from a new deal. But with Holland seemingly committed to continuing his Marvel future, chances are that a new contract is already in the works.
As the actor has risen greatly in stardom and popularity since his original casting, there's a strong chance he will receive substantially higher pay from future projects. Similarly, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. renewed his own Marvel contract multiple times and consistently returned with an increased salary.
Since preparation is already underway for a second trilogy starring Tom Holland, he doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. In terms of other MCU appearances, Spidey will probably play a key role in any future Avengers installments while possibly teaming up with more heroes down the line.
But for now, Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021.