Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tom Holland Wants to be SPIDER-MAN For the Next 20 Years

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Actor Tom Holland is the latest to portray Peter Parker / Spider-Man on the big screen and his first solo movie, SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING, is set to hit U.S. theaters on July 7. After debuting in last summer's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, it was confirmed that Holland had signed on for a 6-picture deal to be the webslinger.

In a new interview with Empire Magazine, via ScreenRant, Holland said he went straight to the top executives at Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios pitching them how he wants to be Spider-Man for the next two decades.

"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."

This makes perfect sense to follow Holland as Parker / Spidey as he grows older. There are plenty of Spider-Man comic book stories to pull from and adapt to the big screen since Marvel debuted him in 1962. Yet, this all really depends on the working relationship between Sony, who owns the movie rights for Spider-Man, and Marvel Studios, who has partnered up with Sony to bring the wall crawler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Holland, who turns 21 on June 1, is known to be a lifelong fan of Spider-Man and this is the role of his dreams. So it makes sense that he wants to hold onto it for as long as he possibly can.


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