The glory days of seeing Tom Holland as Spider-man could be coming to an end. Suggesting that a character like Miles Morales should be given a chance in live-action. Holland stated that a 30-plus-year-old Peter Parker is not something he would be interested in pursuing.
That may be an ironic comment coming from an actor whose upcoming project is expected to star both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in supporting parts, recreating their Spider-Men roles from ten and twenty years ago, respectively.
The subject was raised in a new interview with GQ. But it’s perhaps not a surprise that these issues are starting to surface. Both Holland and filmmaker Jon Watts discuss Spider-Man: No Way Home as the conclusion of a trilogy, and Watts plans to depart the series to restart Fantastic Four.
“Maybe it is time for me to move on,” Holland said in the interview. “Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film. I have to take Peter Parker into account as well, because he is an important part of my life…[but] If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.”
While a generation of Spider-Man fans grew up on a married, middle-aged Peter Parker in the late ’80s and ’90s, Holland is a bit too young for that. Most interpretations of Spider-Man center on his high school experience and teenage alienation, which makes the idea of a high school graduate Spider-Man anathema to some fans. Of course, both Maguire and Garfield graduated in their film franchises and tried to keep going as Spider-Man after that.