Tom Holland will return as Spider-Man only if it ‘does justice to the character’

Tom Holland, who has played Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the character’s debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, is open to returning to the role (contractually speaking, 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home was his last Spider-Man obligation), but only if the character’s legacy is protected, the 27-year-old actor explained.

“All I can say is that we have been actively engaging in conversations about what it could potentially look like for a fourth rendition of my character,” Holland said during a recent appearance at a press conference with the Critics Choice Association (via Collider). “Whether or not we can find a way to do justice to the character is another thing. I feel very protective over Spider-Man. I feel very, very lucky that we were able to work on a franchise that got better with each movie, that got more successful with each movie, which I think is really rare, and I want to protect his legacy. So, I won’t make another one for the sake of making another one. It will have to be worth the while of the character.”

Holland added, “But that said, if we can figure that out, I would be a fool not to put the suit back on again because I owe everything to Spider-Man.”

Holland has stated in the past that he doesn’t want to play Spider-Man into his 30s, but maybe that’s only because he hasn’t yet signed a new contract yet with Kevin Feige and the MCU.

“Maybe it is time for me to move on,” Holland told GQ in September 2021. “Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film. I have to take Peter Parker into account as well, because he is an important part of my life,” he says. He emphasizes that “if I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.”

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