Spider-Man: No Way Home was a box office smash last year grossing nearly $2 billion at the global box office. Sadly, it was Tom Holland’s last film in his contract and while rumors swirl he will be back in the MCU, a new report has surfaced stating Holland isn’t signed on to return… yet.
Jeff Sneider via The Ankler has shared a pretty significant update regarding Holland’s future as the character. While a fourth film is already on the minds at Sony, it has yet to get the green light. Sneider believes Holland has yet to sign a deal with the studio to return yet.
“Okay, so Sony may not have the biggest bench in terms of franchises, but it wisely made a deal with Marvel Studios to get its marquee character Spider-Man into the MCU, which helped make the studio’s solo Spidey movies must-sees, even more so. And while plans are in motion for another Spidey trilogy starring Tom Holland, I don’t believe he has actually signed a deal yet, so those plans remain unofficial for now. That said, I’m sure that more Spidey adventures with Holland are a top priority for Rothman & Co., which is also counting on him as the anchor of its budding Uncharted franchise as well.”
This report shouldn’t be of any concern. Earlier this year, Puck News, learned the next Spider-Man film is already in development. “According to multiple sources, there’s a deal for a fourth Marvel-produced movie that will star Tom Holland, and it’s already quietly in development.”
Sony and Marvel producers have also made it clear they expect to reunite director Jon Watts with Holland and Zendaya to continue the Spider-Man film series. Holland has stated that he did want to take a break from the franchise, which I do not buy for one second as he is now attached to ongoing Uncharted franchise, which arguably on the same scale as Spider-Man movie.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will make its return to theaters on September 2 with The More Fun Stuff Version and will contain new footage added to the movie. This includes deleted and extended scenes which were withheld from the at home release of the film. Tickets for The More Fun Stuff Version go on sale on August 9th, 2022. Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third highest grossing film of the MCU and the 6th highest grossing film of all time with $1.9 Billion, which is remarkable as it didn’t have a release in China.