It’s been nearly a week since the drama that unfolded between Sony Pictures and Disney/Marvel Studios. In summary for the uninitiated, Sony has decided to pull the plug on Spider-Man‘s involvement in the MCU after talks regarding the revenue split for the IP fell through.
In wake of the falling out, current web-crawling star Tom Holland opened up on the future of Spider-Man after the falling out of the two media titans.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly at the D23 Expo last weekend, Holland said:
Basically, we’ve made five great movies. It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.Tom Holland on the future of Spider-Man after the falling out between Disney and Sony Pictures.
The relationship between Sony and Disney over the last few years was tenuous at best, but they still managed to strike a deal to bring Spider-Man over to the MCU, with the last time Holland starring as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home (which is, interestingly, Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film to date).
If anything, Holland’s promise to reprise his role as Spider-Man should soften the blow, as he has become somewhat of a popular figure among fans and the media alike.
Holland was at the D23 Expo to promote his upcoming film, Onward, by Pixar. Featuring alongside the Englishman for Onward will be fellow Avengers: Endgame co-star Chris Pratt.
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