Fans of Marvel, more specifically Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man, have been thrown through many loops since the second Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer released. Tom Holland has been booked and busy with press junkets and has made it clear that the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is demanding and exhausting, and mentioned that he is looking forward to taking a much needed break to rest.
It was previously understood that Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be Holland’s last contractual appearance as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. In an interview with GQ, Holland recalls his press tour for Spider-Man: Homecoming — traveling to 17 countries, back-to-back press junkets, and constantly doing backflips by request. He said that by the last step of their tour (in China), “I was really ill,” he tells GQ. “But I didn’t say no. I was like, ‘I can do it, I can do it, I can do it.'”
He went on to describe an instance where his body physically shut down, forcing him to walk off-stage from a press conference and throwing up everywhere shortly after. “I was under a lot of pressure to finish the day’s work. That was the first time I was really like, ‘No, I’m done now. I’ve given you everything.'”
However, according to producer Amy Pascal, another trilogy is in the works, which will be produced by both Sony and Marvel. When asked about No Way Home concluding the Spider-Man film series, Pascal said to Fandango, “This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie. We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel, it just isn’t part of… we’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three.”
Tom Holland has recently been going around and saying that this was the end of the franchise, leading many fans to believe that he was going to throw in the towel and say goodbye to this Marvel role forever. “I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you’d be seeing a very different version,” he said. “It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy. We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don’t know. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to exclusively hit theaters on December 17.
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