Tom Holland is set to return as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In 2021, the newest edition of the latest trilogy, Spider-Man: No Way Home was released.
It was a commercial and critical success, earning an astonishing initial $1.893 billion from a budget of $200m. The movie saw Spider-Man come up against foes from parallel universes, Electro, the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus while receiving help from other forms of the Webslinger, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their roles from their own films.
The movie ended with the entire world forgetting about the existence of Peter Parker, including his girlfriend MJ, and so it appeared that Holland's Spidey reached the end of the narrative cycle.
But, Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege told Entertainment Weekly at the premier of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania:
“All I will say is that we have the story. We have big ideas for that, and our writers are just putting pen to paper now.”
Franchise producer Amy Pascal said in 2021 that the plan was for Holland to return.
“This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascal told Fandango about No Way Home.
“We are 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 onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies."
Does Holland want to play Peter Parker again?
Holland, for his part, believed that No Way Home would be the last time he would play Peter.
"There definitely was a sense for me, as an actor, that this was the last time that I could potentially don the suit," he told Deadline.
"So a lot of that emotion came from the act of saying goodbye, which is one of the biggest themes throughout this film.