The Hollywood Reporter has a great issue out this week all about the next generation of Hollywood and on the front cover is Tom Holland and Zendaya, two of the stars from the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
They have a great interview inside with Tom Holland where he talks about his on-set experience as Peter Parker, donning the mask of Spider-Man and how it is to work with Marvel. You should go read it. In fact, you can do so here.
Possibly the biggest reveal is just how much more Spider-Man we can expect to see from Mr. Holland. When asked about his contract, Holland responded with,
“They give you options, and those could be exercised whenever. Like a cameo in Avengers. I’m unclear as to which movies, though. I do know I have three Spider-Man movies and three solo movies contracted. But if you have another movie, Marvel is so good at working around it. They’re very respectful of your life, really. They understand that you have to work on other movies, and they try and fix it up so you can work around each other.”
But, what exactly does that mean? He’s got three Spider-Man movies, which makes total sense, but then he also has three “solo” movies. We can only come to two different conclusions here. One, perhaps when Holland says, “solo” he means other superhero solo films, like Doctor Strange, Captain America or Captain Marvel. Or he could mean it specifically in terms to Sony. For instance, if they decide to do a standalone Venom film or Sinister Six film. It’s unclear, but we’re crossing our fingers for something more akin to the former than the latter.
He also says here that “they give you options… like a cameo in Avengers.” To our ears, this sounds as if Spider-Man’s presence in Avengers: Infinity War is uncertain and maybe, just maybe, no more than a cameo.
He also admits that his Spider-Suit has “… special abilities because it’s made by Tony Stark,” and that, indeed, like Tobey Maguire before him, “There is a moment where he (Peter Parker) dances, and it’s so funny. It’s not good dancing.”
Our guess is that it happens at the Homecoming dance. After all, this is a John Hughes like film called “Homecoming” that takes place in high school — a high school dance is expected.
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