Marvel contracts tend to be the source of heated debate online, as ardent fans speculate on the potential future – or lack thereof – of some of their favorite costumed heroes. Think of the furore surrounding Robert Downey Jr.’s negotiations in the aftermath of Iron Man 3, for instance.
As one of the more recent additions to the fold, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland is gearing up for a bright future in the MCU, though as part of The Hollywood Reporter’s new cover story, Holland reveals exactly how many Marvel movies he’s currently signed up for.
Counting both Civil War and next year’s Homecoming as part of the contract, the up-and-comer confirmed that his deal spans a total of three solo Spider-Man movies and a trio of appearances as Peter Parker in other MCU movies. To date, he’s ticked off one of each.
“They give you options and those could be exercised whenever. Like a cameo in Avengers. I’m unclear as to which movies though. I do know I have three Spider-Man [appearances in other] movies and three solo movies contracted. But if you have another movie, Marvel is so good at working around it. They’re very respectful of your life, really. They understand that you have to work on other movies, and they try and fix it up so you can work around each other.”
Marvel makes no bones about upholding a strict level of secrecy for all of its projects, but it appears such a practice sometimes comes at the expense of its leading stars. Further in THR’s article, Holland reflected on the moment he found out the new Spidey role was his – news that was relayed via Instagram, of all places.
“I was in my bed scrolling through Instagram. It had been about a month since my audition. And Marvel just posted a photo saying go to our website and find out who the next Spider-Man is. I went on the Marvel website on my computer and there it was: The new Spider-Man is Tom Holland. I went ballistic, like absolutely nuts.”
Hot off his scene-stealing debut in Civil War, Tom Holland will next scurry onto the big screen as Peter Parker when Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming opens on July 7, 2017.