Holland Explained What the Film Would Need for Him to Return
According to Tom Holland, ideas for a fourth Spider-Man film have been in the works. However, despite the franchise’s endless records of success, he is hesitant to pursue another film. If Holland and the franchise have had years’ worth of success, why is he holding back from pursuing a fourth blockbuster?
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
At a recent press conference with the Critics Choice Association, Holland stated that his hesitancy regarding a fourth Spider-Man film is for a valid reason. He carries immense respect for the character, and will only return for another movie if it is a story worth telling and one that will do his character justice.
“All I can say is that we have been actively engaging in conversation about what it could potentially look like for a fourth rendition of my character. Whether or not we can find a day to do justice to the character is another thing. I feel very protective over Spider-Man. I feel very, very lucky that we were able to work on a franchise that got better with each movie, that got more successful with each movie, which I think is really rare, and I want to protect his legacy. So, I won’t make another one for the sake of making another one. It will have to be worth the while of the character.”
As viewers learned from the press conference, Holland feels a sense of responsibility over his character and will not return to the screen a fourth time solely for the sake of it. Generally in the film industry, it is not uncommon for fans to complain about the fourth movie in a series, claiming its quality is lesser than its preceding films in the series. Holland, clearly, hopes to prevent this outcome.
Is This The End of Spider-Man?
While Holland has evidently expressed his hesitancy about returning for another film in the franchise, this does not mean in any way that he is concluding his time as Spider-Man for sure.
“But that said if we can figure that out, 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.”
Relying On a Return
There is no doubt that Holland has been successful in his performances of Spider-Man so far, not to mention his title as one of Hollywood’s favorite heartthrobs. While there is no guarantee of a fourth franchise, fans can only hope that an adequate story is produced—one good enough for Holland to want to put the suit back on. Holland has made clear that the character of Spider-Man is a powerful one to play and what fans know for sure from the Spider-Man series itself is that with great power comes great responsibility.