Directed by Jon Watts, the upcoming threequel will follow the aftermath of Spider-Man: Far From Home's mind-blowing ending where Peter Parker's identity was revealed to the world. Alongside Holland, franchise mainstays like Zendaya and Jacob Batalon are expected to return to help Parker sort out this mess, and the trio will not be alone in doing so.
Benedict Cumberbatch has already been confirmed to return as Doctor Strange, meaning that Multiverse shenanigans will be involved. In the past months leading to the first trailer, previous cast members tied to past Spider-Man movies like Jamie Foxx's Electro and Willem Dafoe's Norman Osborn have been rumored to appear in the film.
The rumors eventually became a reality when Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin's pumpkin bombs appeared in the trailer, confirming that Holland's Marvel hero is poised to venture into a life-changing adventure.
As the hype continues to build for No Way Home, one of the lingering questions fans have been asking is Holland's MCU future. Now, the Marvel star has opened up about this matter.
Tom Holland Addresses Spider-Man Future
Spider-Man star Tom Holland sat down with Empire Magazine to talk about his future as the MCU's web-slinger after Spider-Man: No Way Home.
During the interview, Holland revealed to Empire that it was a "bittersweet" day when he returned to film one last shot for No Way Home:
"One more day's work on No Way Home, which will be a bittersweet day."
When asked why it was bittersweet, the Marvel actor admitted that he is unsure about his MCU future since he doesn't have a contract right after No Way Home. Holland continued by saying that it's "difficult" to talk about the topic since it would just "ruin" the threequel for fans:
"I honestly don't know. It's the first time since I got cast as Spider-Man that I don't have a contract. And it's... it's just really difficult for me to talk about, because there are so many things I'd love to talk about that would help me embellish what I'm trying to explain. But I can't because it would just ruin the film."
What's Next for Tom Holland's Peter Parker?
There is no denying that Holland has a passion for Spider-Man, and his comments further cement that idea.
Given that the MCU is shrouded in secrecy, the actor may be simply masking the truth behind his superhero future since it could give away major spoilers for No Way Home. This makes sense since exact plot details are still being kept under wraps.
The Multiverse could be tied to Holland's Marvel future after No Way Home.
It is unknown how the villain ensemble that will be featured in the threequel will return to their respective franchises, but there's a chance that the solution could end up as a game-changer.
It's possible that Holland's web-slinger will be given the ability to cross the Multiverse at the end of the film, as part of learning the responsibility to restore the mess that he created in the first place by messing up Doctor Strange's spell. This could allow Peter to seek out new adventures with Tom Hardy's Venom, Kraven the Hunter, and even Jared Leto's Morbius.
Meanwhile, Holland's uncertain future after the MCU threequel should not worry fans since Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige already expressed optimism about the character's place in the Avengers universe. The Marvel chief teased that fans will not ever experience "that emotional roller coaster "again, referencing the 2019 split between Sony and Disney.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to premiere in theaters on December 17, 2021.