There has been a lot of confusion since news broke that Sony Pictures and Marvel’s parent company Disney will no longer be collaborating on “Spider-Man”.
In speaking with Entertainment Weekly during Disney’s D23 Expo, Tom Holland assured fans that although he’ll continue playing Spider-Man, the web-slinger will no longer be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“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,” the Brit told the publication.
While promoting the animated film “Onward” with Chris Pratt at D23, the 23-year-old actor turned to the crowd towards the end of the presentation and said, “It’s been a crazy week but I want you all to know from the bottom of my heart I love you 3000.”
Decider’s Alex Zalben also had some inside scoop with Holland, which he shared it on his Twitter feed. Check it out:
Similarly, Marvel CEO Kevin Feige also gave a diplomatic answer in regards to the fall out with Sony. “We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that,” he said.
There’s been rumours that Spider-Man might be encountering Tom Hardy’s Venom (or even Woody Harrelson’s Carnage) in the future. Since Sony is planning to explore characters like Black Cat and Kraven, those Spider-verse crossovers could soften the blow of Spidey leaving the MCU.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 24, 2019
Notice how Holland kept looking at the corner?