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The End of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Run Is Sadly Upon Us

Spider-Man No Way Home
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Tom Holland, known for his spoilers, revealed the upcoming “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is apparently his last film appearing as the character.

It may be sad for fans of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to hear, but when the actor sat down with Entertainment Weekly, he confessed the following:

“But we were treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it.”Tom Holland

Holland, of course, is referring to the director of the Homecoming series, Jon Watts. The two now have three solo Spider-Man films under their belt, a franchise that takes risks in terms of action and visual effects. And it’s been a successful franchise at that! Tom Holland expressed his gratitude as well as his sadness at the finality of the filming process:

“We’ve been with each other every step of the way. We’ve done every film, every press tour. So in this one scene, we didn’t know if it would be our last time shooting together. So sharing that moment with them was the best day on set ever. I don’t think I’ve cried like that ever.” Tom Holland

Indeed, in mid-July, Holland confirmed his Spider-Man contract ends after “No Way Home” and there’s been no change on that front. He’s fulfilled his six film obligation–three standalone films and three ensemble films.

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So it appears that Marvel is ready to move on as it gears up for its next phase with the upcoming release of “Eternals.” Meanwhile, fans of this beloved character are creating more hype for the possibility of three Spider-Men onscreen in “No Way Home.”

It’s undeniable the impact the character has, especially on a younger audience. Because we’ve seen so many iterations, from Maguire to Garfield to Holland, older and younger fans can claim their favorite.

Though we all love to disagree about who is the superior Spider-Man, we can agree the character’s drive to help others is something to aspire to. Personally, there’s things I enjoy about all three (even a little of Garfield’s) but for nostalgia’s sake, Tobey Maguire’s delivery and dated tropes truly reign supreme.

This is the conclusion of this particular version of Spider-Man. But there’s no denying we will see the beloved character in plenty of future Marvel projects. We’ll even be seeing him in animated form once again in “Spider-Verse 2,” given the success of the brilliant “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.” A vibrant film that offers a fresh take on the general theme: with great power comes great responsibility.

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Tom Holland’s debut in “Captain America: Civil War” created such a buzz that I worried we may have given the up-and-coming actor too much credit, as we have seen the character portrayal go so wrong before (I’m looking at you Garfield). Yet, Holland’s stunts and performances continue to meet–and even exceed–audience’s expectations.

I feel he truly did the character justice, especially in terms of the internal conflicts, between his responsibility to himself as a student/nephew/boyfriend and as Spider-Man.