Tom Holland sees himself playing Spider-man for quite some time!
Tom Holland is on top of the world right now. He has a starring role as an iconic superhero, a few solid movies under his belt, and even an epic Lip Sync Battle performance that shook the internet a few week ago. But, naturally, his role as Spider-Man is his biggest gig, and it sounds like he’s hoping to do it for a while.
During an interview with Empire (via Digital Spy), Holland discussed the development of Peter Parker and how he has physically aged during his publication history. He then revealed that he pitched an idea that not only is being considered, but would also allow him to remain in the role for years to come:
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"“Peter Parker is a character we see [in the comic books] as a 15-year-old boy and then as a 35-year-old man…So, I have an idea of what I’d like to do, and I’ve pitched it and it’s already been taken into the boardroom. It would be really cool if it pans out, because it means I would be Spider-Man for a very long time.”"
It’s interesting to hear that Holland has already thought so far ahead. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the character will barely be a teenager. I’m sure both Marvel Studios and Sony already know how they want to proceed with the character, but it’s not crazy to think that they would take their star’s ideas into consideration.
Regardless of whether they do or not, the big takeaway is that Holland is willing to play the character for the foreseeable future. And, because he’s a young star (playing a young Peter Parker), we could very well see him as the wall-crawler for years to come.
Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives in theaters on July 7, 2017.