The ongoing Writers Guild of America strike has led to a temporary pause in the Spider-Man franchise, much like other Hollywood productions. Sony and Marvel Studios had been actively working on Spider-Man 4 before the strike halted all development and scripting for the project. While Tom Holland remains optimistic about the movie, he acknowledges the uncertainty surrounding its future.
“Whether or not it’ll come to fruition, who knows?” Holland shared in a recent interview with Inverse. “But right now it’s looking pretty good, and we’ll just have to wait and see.”
During the same interview, Holland expressed his eagerness to introduce the live-action version of Miles Morales, the protagonist of Sony Picture Animation’s Spider-Verse animated projects.
“I would be honored to bring Miles Morales into the live-action world. How we do that, I don’t know, but given the opportunity, I would jump at it,” the actor added.
This isn’t the first time Holland has shown interest in passing on the Spider-Man mantle. Prior to the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, he mentioned his openness to reaching a point where someone else could take over the role.
“We’ve been making these films for five years now,” Holland revealed in a 2021 interview with Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve had such an amazing relationship, the three of us. We’ve been with each other every step of the way.”
“We’ve done every single film, every single press tour. So this one scene, [we didn’t know] if this would be the last time [we were all working together.] [It] was heartbreaking but also really exciting because we’re all moving into the next chapter of our careers. So sharing that moment with them was maybe the best day I’ve ever had on set. I don’t think I’ve cried like that ever.”
While Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently available for streaming on Hulu, Miles Morales returns to the big screen in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which premiered on June 2nd in theaters. The film sees Miles (voiced by Shamiek Moore) team up with Spider-Gwen (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld) and Peter B. Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson) for another exhilarating adventure through the multiverse. They find themselves at odds with the Spider-Society led by Spider-Man 2099 (voiced by Oscar Isaac). The sequel introduces new heroes like Spider-Woman Jessica Drew (voiced by Issa Rae), Spider-Punk (voiced by Daniel Kaluuya), and Pavitr Prabhakar (voiced by Karan Soni), while new villain the Spot (voiced by Jason Schwartzman) enters the fray. Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, and written by the team of Chris Miller, Phil Lord, and Dave Callaham, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the highly anticipated follow-up to Sony Pictures’ successful 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
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