Tom Holland Says ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Is Like “The End Of A Franchise”

Spider-Man: No Way Home promises to be one of the most important movies coming up in the MCU, especially as the Multiverse becomes more of a factor. Presumably, that would open up the door for Tom Holland to play an even larger role going forward, however, his future after this film is a mystery. According to Holland, the film could be seen as the end of the web for his take on Peter Parker.

“We were all treating [‘No Way Home’] as the end of a franchise, let’s say,” Holland explained to EW. “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.”

If Holland is right, what does that mean? With the Multiverse now a factor, it’s possible someone new could jump in and don the Spidey suit. Maybe this is the moment when Miles Morales comes into play? Sony and Marvel both would obviously like Holland to stick around, perhaps crossover with Venom, Morbius, and the rest of Sony’s Spider-verse of characters. But does it necessarily have to be Holland for that to happen? I don’t think so.

He’s right, though. Spider-Man needs a break after this, and No Way Home‘s story, which involves a murder rap, alternate universes, and more, might  be the best place to give it to him.

Spider-Man: No Way Home opens December 17th.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.