Tom Holland: Spider-Man ‘Belongs’ in the MCU but Sony Had a ‘Wonderful’ Idea if Deal Didn’t Get Made

Tom Holland is happy that Spider-Man remains part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but he had faith in Sony’s plans for the character…

Tom Holland played a major role in bringing Disney and Sony Pictures back to the negotiating table after the two sides broke down in talks that would have seen Spider-Man no longer take part in any future films involving the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Holland has previously appeared in films such as “Captain America: Civil War” as well as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” while then spinning off into his own solo features, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home”.

The reinvention of the character with Holland in the role has received rave reviews — in large part because Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found a way to incorporate him into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sadly it appeared that relationship would become fractured after the two studios couldn’t come to an agreement on profit sharing for future “Spider-Man” films and it appeared they were ready to go their separate ways.

Eventually, Marvel and Sony were able to strike a new deal that would keep Spider-Man in the MCU for the time being.

While he’s obviously happy everybody was able to come to an agreement, Holland says he was impressed with Sony’s plans to spin off Spider-Man into his own film universe away from the MCU if that happened.

“The future for Spider-Man was still very bright with Sony,” Holland said when speaking to MTV News. “We had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU. Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal were really confident that they were gonna do justice and make a film of the caliber that Spider-Man requires.”

Sony has gone all in with the Spider-Man universe of characters because in addition to the two solo films starring Holland, the studio has also produced “Venom,” which went onto earn more than $850 million at the box office. Production is underway on “Venom 2” right now with Oscar winner Jared Leto starring in “Morbius,” which is another spinoff from a famous Spider-Man character, with that film set for release on July 31.

As much confidence as Holland had in Sony to treat Spider-Man right, he’s ultimately happy that the character gets to remain in the MCU where he was already set up as an heir apparent of sorts to Tony Stark after his passing in the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

“But that said, I’m really glad to be back in the MCU and to have the team back together because I kind of feel like it’s where he belongs now,” Holland added.

“Spider-Man 3” is definitely happening with Marvel Studios and Sony teaming up once again to continue the story told in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” although there’s no exact date on when production will begin on that film. As Marvel prepares to launch their new phase of movies starting with “Black Widow” and then “The Eternals,” there’s no telling where Spider-Man will fit into the next round of storytelling but all signs point to the Webslinger playing a major part in whatever plans are happening in the MCU’s future.

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