After Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland set a timeline for how long he wanted to continue playing Spider-Man.
While he is the third actor to portray the wall-crawler in live-action, he is also the only one who will continue to do so after the third feature.
Spider-Man 4 is already in production, effectively confirming Holland’s role as Spider-Man. However, fans may only have a few more years to wait before he leaves the role.
Tom sets a limit for himself
Unlike his predecessors, Holland’s Spider-Man made his debut in an ensemble film rather than a solo film, and Marvel Studios decided to bring him into the MCU through Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War in 2016, when he was recruited by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) for Team Iron Man. Then, in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter went on his first mission, facing Vulture (Michael Keaton) and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Between his solo films, he fought alongside the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame against Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Holland’s web-slinger was faced with his most personal mission yet in Spider-Man: No Way Home, fighting interdimensional villains. The character’s identity was essentially stripped from him as he made the decision to save Earth from a multiversal disaster at the end of the film. Fortunately, the actor’s journey has already been confirmed to continue in the upcoming MCU Spider-Man trilogy. Holland, on the other hand, may no longer be playing the character, as he recently told Esquire Middle East that he has decided when the best time is to hang up his superhero costume.
“What I was basically trying to say is that if I am 30 and still playing Spider-Man and I haven’t passed on the baton to a Miles Morales or a Spider-Woman or something more diverse, then I will have done something wrong in the sense of duties that I have to the character.”
Holland is 25 years old at the time of writing. Given that he’ll be appearing in other projects in addition to becoming Spider-Man, Spider-Man 4 is unlikely to be released for at least two to three years.