The actor shared the screen with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

“We need to make sure we do the right thing”: Tom Holland’s Exciting Spider-Man 4 Update Hints He’s No Longer Trusting Marvel Writers to Stain His Legacy

Tom Holland’s last Marvel outing was as Peter Parker in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. The legendary film saw him team up with not just Doctor Strange, but also with other live-action iterations of the superhero, namely Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield. The film was commercially successful, earning $1.9 billion at the global box office.

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The actor has pursued other projects since the third Spider-Man film and has been biding his time to return as the web crawler again. Holland recently opened up about Spider-Man 4 and gave an update on what stage the film was at. He mentioned that he was involved creatively in the film too and he was working with Marvel to make sure they get the quadrilogy right.

Tom Holland Wants To Make Sure Marvel Does Not Ruin The Legacy Of Spider-Man: No Way Home

A still from Spider-Man: No Way HomeA still from Spider-Man: No Way Home

After months of rumors and misdirects, fans finally got to see the three Spider-Men Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland share the screen in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film was Holland’s third solo Spider-Man film and saw Peter make incredible sacrifices to protect his identity, his friends, and his family. The film was insanely successful at the box office.


“We want to make sure we’re not overdoing the same things”: Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 4 Update Might Make Every Fan’s Dream Come True for the Sequel
Since the ending of Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans have been speculating where Peter Parker’s journey would lead him. With the whole world forgetting who Peter Parker was, including his friends, Holland’s Parker was seen in a new suit in a new place without any support, restarting his vigilante activities.

A still from Spider-Man: No Way HomeA still from Spider-Man: No Way Home

Though there have been no new updates about when Spider-Man 4 will be released, Tom Holland recently opened up about the stage at which the fourquel was, at the Sands International Film Festival. He said (via Deadline),

“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.”

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With Marvel receiving criticisms for its creative direction in its last few projects, and films such as The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania bombing at the box office, it is natural for Tom Holland to be cautious about how the follow-up to one of the biggest cinematic experiences of the decade would be treated.

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Tom Holland Is Reportedly Involved At The Scripting Stage Of Spider-Man 4

Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From HomeTom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home

When Spider-Man: No Way Home was released in 2021, the pandemic was a rage and many theaters were trying to survive the lockdown. The film attracted many fans with its nostalgia and iconic moments and delivered what the fans wanted. The film earned a total of $1.9 billion at the global box office (via The Numbers).

Despite a slightly tragic ending, the film was lauded for its performance and treatment of all the characters. Apart from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, many classic characters from previous iterations made an appearance, including Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus.
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With such a legacy to protect, Tom Holland has been reportedly involved in the creative process at the development stage of Spider-Man 4. The actor has been known to give several ideas on set in terms of his performance that have often made the cut, including his tear-jerking death scene in Avengers: Infinity War (via GQ). The actor said to Deadline,

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“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.”

The actor has also reportedly been involved in a number of projects as a producer. The actor was last seen in the miniseries The Crowded Room, before which he headlined Sony’s Uncharted.