Tom Holland, the 27-year-old Hollywood star, has made it clear that he won't don the Spider-Man suit again merely "for the sake of making another one." Despite confirming active discussions about a potential fourth installment of his portrayal as Peter Parker, Holland emphasized his protective stance over the iconic character. He expressed that any decision to reprise the role would be contingent on whether the story does justice to Spider-Man's legacy.
During a Critics Choice Association press conference, Holland stated, "All I can say is that we have been actively engaging in conversations about what it could potentially look like for a fourth rendition of my character. Whether or not we can find a way to do justice to the character is another thing. I feel very protective over Spider-Man."
Highlighting the rare achievement of a franchise that improved with each installment, Holland underscored the importance of preserving Spider-Man's legacy. "I won’t make another one for the sake of making another one. It will have to be worth the while of the character," he added.
While acknowledging that he'd be a "fool" to decline another Spider-Man film if the right story emerged, Holland stressed the need to find a narrative that does justice to the character and the legacy built through previous films. "I would be a fool not to put the suit back on again because I owe everything to Spider-Man. I love the character and the people I get to work with. So, I would love to tell another story, but I’ll only tell it if we can find the right one," he affirmed.
Reflecting on potential future roles and adversaries, Holland admitted that choosing the next Spider-Man villain is a challenging decision given the character's rich comic book history. Despite the uncertainty, he expressed his love for the character and the eagerness to play him again, stating, "I'd be lucky to play him again, but we'll have to wait and see."
(With Agency Inputs)