Tom Holland responds to speculation about his future as Spider-Man

Tom Holland pictured in June (Getty Images)
Tom Holland pictured in June (Getty Images)

Tom Holland has responded to speculation that he will reprise Spider-Man for a fourth time.

The British actor last appeared as the superhero in 2021's No Way Home, which grossed an eye-watering $1.922 billion globally.

Whispers about a potential fourth installment of Holland’s Spider-Man began earlier this year; however the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strikes are said to have delayed initial meetings about it.

Speaking recently at the Critics Choice Association, Holland, who is currently taking a break from acting, admitted that he would “love” to return if they can find the “right” story.

He said, as reported by Collider: “All I can say is that we have been actively engaging in conversations about what it could potentially look like for a fourth rendition of my character.

“Whether or not we can find a way to do justice to the character is another thing. I feel very protective over Spider-Man.

The British actor last played the webslinger in 2021 (PR)
The British actor last played the webslinger in 2021 (PR)

“I feel very, very lucky that we were able to work on a franchise that got better with each movie, that got more successful with each movie, which I think is really rare, and I want to protect his legacy,” he continued.

"So, I won’t make another one for the sake of making another one. It will have to be worth the while of the character."

Despite his reservations, the 27-year-old seemed hopeful about the prospect, adding: “But that said, if we can figure that out, I would be a fool not to put the suit back on again because I owe everything to Spider-Man.

“I love the character and the people I get to work with. So, I would love to tell another story, but I’ll only tell it if we can find the right one.”

Previously, Holland said in June that he was “a little apprehensive” about a fourth movie and was considering “walking away” while on top.

He told the Hollywood Reporter: “There's a bit of a stigma about the fourth one in all franchises.

“I feel like we hit a home run with our first franchise and there's a part of me that wants to walk away with my head held high and pass the baton to the next lucky kid that gets to bring this character to life.”