The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to become a very fluid place. With Doctor Strange's release, we're now truly in the midst of its Phase Three set of films. Because the MCU has been releasing blockbusters since 2008, many of the actors playing the iconic roles are nearing the end of their contracts. And at the same time, new diverse characters are being introduced as the universe expands and shifts focus on new protagonists. But how long are the newbies sticking around for? Tom Holland recently revealed some of the details of his contract as the new Spider-Man, which makes it seem like we're going to be seeing a lot of the web slinger in the next few years.
The Hollywood Reporter recently did a ton of interviews with Tom Holland along with being featured as their Next Gen 2016 issue. During this, Holland revealed how many movies he's currently contracted to appear in:
They give you options, and those could be exercised whenever. Like a cameo in Avengers. I'm unclear as to which movies, though. I do know I have three Spider-Man movies and three solo movies contracted. But if you have another movie, Marvel is so good at working around it. They're very respectful of your life, really. They understand that you have to work on other movies, and they try and fix it up so you can work around each other.
That's right, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man isn't moving anytime soon.
In addition to Spider-Man: Homecoming, it seems that Tom Holland will lead another two solo films. This is a pretty major announcement, although not unexpected. Spider-Man is set to be a major player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, putting the teenage hero at the same visibility as franchise leads like Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.
Additionally, Holland revealed that he's set to appear in smaller roles in an unspecified amount of films, likely including the gargantuan Avengers: Infinity War. It should be interesting to see which movies Spider-Man ends up crossing over to. Because his introduction in Captain America: Civil War was so brief, we don't really know how Peter Parker interacts with the various MCU players we know. Aside from his relationship with Tony Stark, we haven't seen Spidey speak with the other heroes, with the exception being his awesome one liners in Civil War's airport sequence. Did he exchange digits with The Vision and Black Widow? We'll have to wait and see.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be enlightening in regards to who Peter Parker really is. He seems to be into superheroics and technology, but he is just a kid. Spider-Man's first solo movie will presumably breathe some fresh air into the MCU, while also helping to diversify the universe with an outstanding multicultural cast.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters July 7th, 2017.