After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed with critics and at the box office, Sony struck a deal with Marvel Studios to reboot Spider-Man again. This time he was poised to show up in the MCU.
Tom Holland’s Peter Parker debuted in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Since then, he has joined the Avengers for their battles in Infinity War and Endgame. Along with this, he has also shown up to lead his trilogy. Meanwhile, Sony hasn’t stood still as well. They have built their universe of Spider-Man villains and heroes with Venom, Morbius, and more to come.
But just as Sony begins its plans to crossover Tom Holland’s spidey with Tom Hardy’s Venom, MCU’s spider heroes contact is reportedly coming to an end. Thus, this has led many to wonder if his time in the suit is almost over. Past rumours have indicated that Holland still supposedly has one more Spider-Man appearance on his contract for an MCU team-up. But the Marvel actor has denied this.
Sitting down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland clarified how his contract with Sony and Marvel works while denying outlandish rumours regarding his agreement. Previous reports indicated that Tom Holland’s current MCU contract was for three Spider-Man solo movies and multiple MCU appearances. And out of them, only one is remaining. But that isn’t the case, it seems.
When asked if he knows which MCU movie he is going to show up in next under his contact, Holland commented that the reports aren’t accurate. The star went on to say that his contact wasn’t as “black and white” as it was getting reported. The deal agreed upon between Sony and Disney means that when Marvel wants to use Spider-Man in the MCU, then there is going to be an “open conversation and open dialogue between [Disney Chairman] Mr Iger and [Sony Pictures Chairman]. Mr Rothman.”
Here’s what he says:
“The new deal that was struck up was this understanding between the two studios that should Marvel want me to appear in one of their movies, then it would be an open conversation. I don’t think it’s as black and white as, “I have a three-picture deal with Marvel and a three-picture deal with Sony.” It’s just this open conversation and open dialogue between Mr. Iger and Mr. Rothman.”
Since his agreement crosses studios and cinematic universes, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man contract might just have been one of the most complicated contracts in movie history. Based on Holland’s words, it seems like his contract is with Sony, and the actor and character are loaned to Marvel on a case-by-case basis. The Spider-Man actor had previously said that No Way Home would end his current contract.
This means that any new appearances will begin with a new deal. Thankfully, Holland is committed to continuing his Marvel future. So the chances are that this further contact is already being made.
The actor has steadily risen in popularity and stardom since his original casting. So it’s possible that under this new contract, he will get substantially higher pay for future projects. This is kind of what happened when Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. renewed his own Marvel contract multiple times. And he consistently came back with a higher salary.
Since preparation is underway for a second Spidey Trilogy with Tom Holland, so it’s pretty clear that he is here to stay for a long time. As for other MCU appearances, Spidey will probably play a significant role in future Avengers instalments while also teaming up with other heroes down the line. You can now catch Spider-Man: No Way Home in theatres on December 17, 2021.
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