Spider-Man will not be missing from movie theaters for long. According to Tom Holland’s latest comments, the webslinger will appear in a movie every year through 2019. He seems to have confirmed that is in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
In an interview with Italian outlet L'Uomo Vogue, Holland spoke about the casting process and his future films. A scan of the interview was posted by an Italian Tom Holland fansite.
Several translators, including ComicBook.com and Tom Holland Brazil, noted that the Peter Parker actor said that Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, who play Iron Man and Captain America, convinced Marvel that he was right for the long term role. “The producers wanted to be sure I was the right person before you entrust three films over the next four years, including ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’” Holland is quoted as saying.
It seems there will be more than three Marvel films featuring Spider-Man, though. 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” introduced Peter Parker, and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” out in July, will follow his solo adventures. Sony also announced a sequel for “Homecoming,” set to come out in July 2019. With Holland’s confirmation for “Infinity War,” due out May 4, 2018, there will actually be four films out in four years.
Previously, Holland said he didn’t know if he’d be in the third “Avengers” movie. “It’s all up in the air,” he said in October at the New York Film Festival (via Comic Book Resources). “I believe some sort of deal is in the mix, but I’m unclear as to what that deal is.”
An extensive cast list for “Avengers: Infinity War” came from a casting agency last month, but it didn’t include Holland. However, it revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) would appear. Marvel Studios, however, has yet to release an official cast list.
Spider-Man’s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t surprising. Holland’s portrayal was highly praised after his brief appearance in “Captain America: Civil War.”