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Marvel’s Spider-Man Tom Holland Regrets Not Connecting with Andrew Garfield Sooner

Published on June 15th, 2023 | Updated on June 15th, 2023 | By FanFest

When Sony Pictures struck a deal with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it was a surprising turn of events following the infamous Sony hack. The hack had exposed the sentiments of Sony executives towards Andrew Garfield and revealed that he would no longer be portraying Spider-Man, with a new actor taking over the role in the MCU. That new actor turned out to be Tom Holland, who had never spoken about how the role became available or if he had any discussions with Garfield. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Holland expressed regret for not reaching out to his Spider-Man: No Way Home co-star earlier.

Holland admitted, “That’s because of my naivete as a kid. I was 19 when I got cast. I was so caught up in getting the role that I never took any time to think about what it must have been like for him.” He further explained, “If I’d made my second movie and it didn’t necessarily deliver in the way it should have, and they recast me, I would really struggle to bounce back. Andrew bounced back in the most unbelievable way. I just wish I’d called him and said, ‘You know I can’t turn down this opportunity.'”

Fans Would Rather See 'Spider-Man 4' than 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3.'

In another interview at the New York premiere of his Apple TV+ series, The Crowded Room, Holland expressed support for the writers who were picketing the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers in their pursuit of better pay from major Hollywood studios. Although Holland couldn’t delve into the details, he revealed that discussions were taking place regarding Spider-Man 4. However, he mentioned that the meetings had been put on hold in solidarity with the writers and that it was still in the early stages.

It had been previously reported that Holland signed a new deal to continue portraying Spider-Man in a second trilogy set within the MCU. This extended collaboration between Sony and Disney allowed for the sharing of the character in films such as Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Amy Pascal, a producer, confirmed that No Way Home wouldn’t be the last Spider-Man movie and that they were preparing for the next three films.

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, hinted at the upcoming fourth film, stating, “All I will say is that we have the story. We have big ideas for that.”

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