Hold onto your hats, Marvel fans, for everybody’s favourite web-slinging Spider-Man is looking likely to return to the MCU for a host of new films and appearances. Tom Holland, who made his debut as Spider-Man in the 2016 film, Captain America: Civil War, is reportedly set to sign a deal with Marvel Studios to return as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in at least six new projects, which would include stand-alone Spider-Man films, as well as appearances in future Avenger films.
Still no update about WHEN it’s going to be announced, talking to a few people and as soon as i know i’ll let you know!
— Spider-Man: Updates (@spideyupdated) November 9, 2022
At the conclusion of the widely-popular 2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home, there was speculation over whether Holland would return to the MCU given his contract was up. Holland had also teased that he would “take a break” from the character after No Way Home to focus on other acting projects.
But now, there seems to be a sense of inevitability that Holland will return; not a matter of if but when. Naturally, as one of the most popular comic book character heroes, fans have been rallying to see Spider-Man in future Marvel projects. Well, if this deal is to go through, it’s likely that Holland will get an extra three stand-alone Spider-Man films, as well as appearances in the upcoming Disney+ show Daredevil: Born Again featuring Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock (whom Spider-Man met in No Way Home). Other films tied to the deal include Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, both of which are set for Phase 6 of the MCU coming 2024-2026.
There’s not a shadow of a doubt that Holland’s presence as Spider-Man in future Marvel projects will help cement Kevin Feige’s vision for the expansion of the universe and its respective storylines.