Last we heard, Tom Holland had yet to reach a deal to reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in any future Sony/Marvel Studios production. While it normally takes a while a to iron out contract negotiations, it’s been over 6 months since Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters. If the lack of an update from Marvel or the usually loose-lipped Holland isn’t enough to make fans nervous about the character’s future (again), well then this news could.
A new report from The Illuminerdi alleges that the actor is not expected to reprise his role in the upcoming animated prequel series Spider-Man: Freshman Year. Now, it is important to note that Holland did not return to voice the character in Marvel’s What If…? either. It is very possible that Holland is too busy to be involved again, but the fact that he’s not under contract this time around makes his absence from the project all the more suspicious.
Given that this is the first bit of news we get about the series since it was announced last Disney+ Day is troubling, and might make fans less excited for the show – I mean I’m certainly not as excited about it as I was before.
Nevertheless, because this has not been confirmed by Marvel, Sony, or any other major trade, we readers to take this news with a grain of salt.
Could Marvel be waiting for this Saturday’s panel at Comic-Con or September’s D23 to make the announcement? That remains to be seen. As always, we’ll continue to keep our ears open and provide any updates as they become available.