Tom Holland, star of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home,' denies reports of a new three-film deal, saying, 'That's not accurate at all.'
The future of Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is as hotly debated as the possibility of Mephisto appearing in WandaVision.
There are conflicting reports about what's next for Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Spider-Man: No Way Home, but he claims to be unaware of a three-Spider-Man film deal between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.
During the press tour for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Amy Pascal, the film's producer, revealed that Tom Holland will continue to play Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"This is not the last movie we're going to make with Marvel - [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie," Pascal told Fandango. "We're getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We're thinking of this as three films, and now we're going to go on to the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies."
Many Marvel fans were taken aback by the producer's claims.
Holland suggested in recent interviews that his time as Spider-Man was coming to an end after the third MCU Spider-Man film, but fans believed him because Pascal said his future in the MCU was bright, which may not be the case.
Tom Holland clarified in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he is not under contract to play Spider-Man for three more films.
"No, that's not correct at all," Holland responded.
"The new deal was this understanding between the two studios that if Marvel wanted me to appear in one of their films, we could talk about it; 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. [Bob] Iger [executive chairman of Walt Disney Co.] and Mr. [Tom] Rothman [chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group]," he added.
"Perhaps [Spider-Man: No Way Home] is the perfect storybook ending for this chapter of Spider-Man," Tom Holland said later in the interview, "and if it's time for me to step down and for the new person to step up, I would do so proudly."
The actor insists that his future is uncertain.
And while his remarks could be intended to avoid spoilers for the upcoming MCU film, Holland may simply want some flexibility in his life after five years as this character.
Tom Holland revealed to GQ that he has other ambitions than acting before reports of a three-Spider-Man film deal between Marvel and Sony surfaced.
He admitted, "I definitely don't think I want to be an actor for the rest of my life."
"I want to buy apartment buildings and rent them out for less than they're worth because I don't need the money," he says.
Holland also expressed his desire to start a family one day.
"I'd be perfectly content with just being a stay-at-home dad and occasionally producing a film," he said.
Holland, on the other hand, is not ruling out acting for the time being.
"I could start shooting The Crowded Room and say, 'You know what, this is what I'm going to do for the rest of my life,' or I could finish Spider-Man 4,5, and 6, finish when I'm 32, and never make another. I'm not sure what I want to do," he said.
Tom Holland's Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released exclusively in theaters on December 17th.