Tom Holland Clears Up Previous Comments About His Future As Spider-Man
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Tom Holland has clarified some comments he made during an interview with GQ about his future as Spider-Man.
The 25-year-old’s third outing as the webslinger comes to cinemas on 15th December and in the lead up to that, he, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon have been busy doing press tours to promote the new Marvel movie.
While has managed not to drop any major spoilers about the new Spidey film (something he’s got a reputation for), he has said his comments in GQ had been “misconstrued” and has attempted to explain exactly what he meant.
“This is a perfect example of how everything you say is always misconstrued and no-one actually speaks the truth,” the actor told Extra’s Cheslie Kryst.
"I don't know whether I'm going to be a part of it. Spider-Man will always live on in me and I know that [producer] Amy [Pascal] and the studio are keen to figure out what the next chapter of Spider-Man looks like.
"If that happens to be with me, then that's very exciting but, you know, if it's time for me to walk away then I'll do so proudly.
"What I was referring to, in that interview, by saying, ‘if I was still playing Spider-Man by the time I was 30 I’d be doing something wrong’, it's because I would be taking up an opportunity for someone to come in and change what being Spider-Man means,” he explained.
“Spider-Man could be more diverse, it could be a female character, it could be anything," he added.
Cheslie then asked Zendaya if she could see herself as the first female Spider-Man. She laughed it off and said, “nah nah nah, I’m gonna leave the Spider-Manning to you my friend,” slapping Tom on the knee.
Tom and Zendaya made their first public appearance as a confirmed couple at the world premiere of No Way Home in London in December 2021. But this didn’t come as much of a surprise to fans who’d suspected the two had been in a relationship for quite some time.
The stars then discussed the prospect of introducing a Miles Morales to the MCU and Tom acting like a mentor to the younger Spider-Man in future films, much like Iron-Man was to his character in the Avengers films.