Tom Holland Talks ‘Spider-Man 4’ And The “Legacy” He’s Trying To Protect

Tom Holland understandably needed a break from playing Peter Parker after 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. The conclusion of that film gave more than enough reason to temporarily shut that door, but the nearly $2B it earned at the box office guaranteed there’d be a sequel. Holland has kept himself busy ever since, but questions about the next Spidey film will dog him until there is one, and he’s finally offered another update.

Unsurprisingly, because Holland has said similar things before, he’s taking time to make sure the next Spider-Man film is unique and special, not a retread of past stories…

“The simple answer is that I’ll always want to do Spider-Man films,” Holland told Deadline. “I owe my life and career to Spider-Man. So the simple answer is yes. I’ll always want to do more.”

He continued, “We have the best in the business working toward whatever the story might be. But until we’ve cracked it, we have a legacy to protect. The third movie was so special in so many ways that we need to make sure we do the right thing.”

Holland also confirmed that he’s deeply involved on the creative side this time, something he has never done before at this early stage…

“This is the first time in this process that I’ve been part of the creative so early. It’s just a process where I’m watching and learning. It’s just a really fun stage for me. Like I said, everyone wants it to happen. But we want to make sure we’re not overdoing the same things.”

There are tons of rumors about what the film might be, from a reunion with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to something that puts the focus on Peter on his own again, but we won’t likely know anything concrete for quite a while. Spider-Man 4 has no official release date at this point, and doesn’t even have a director attached, so there’s a long way to go.

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.