“We were all treating [No Way Home] as the end of a franchise, let’s say,” Holland tells Entertainment Weekly. “I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you’d be seeing a very different version. It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy. We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don’t know. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it.”
Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Holland’s take on Spider-Man is leaving the MCU. But it does appear that solo Spider-Man projects will be on pause for a little. There is certainly a chance the character could be revisited later on in his narrative, when he’s less a teenage hero and more of an established Avenger. Spider-Man could also take on a bigger role in Avengers projects, or just simply show up in other movies.
Tom Holland’s take on the webslinger first debuted in Captain America: Civil War, as Iron Man’s protege. The character then went on to have two solo movies, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also got famously snapped in Avengers: Infinity War, clinging to Tony Stark and heartbreakingly saying “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good.”
Whatever the future of Peter Parker and his friends becomes, we’ll find out on Dec. 17, when Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters.