Tom Holland Slings a Hopeful “Spider-Man 4” Update

Tom Holland was willing to sling some Spider-Man 4 updates this past weekend at the Sands International Film Festival in the beautiful Scottish town of St. Andrews.

Holland was one of the big names to attend the festival as a guest of honor, with a slew of his previous films having played there over the years, including the Russo Brothers’ Cherry and director Antonio Campos‘s riveting The Devil All the Time. Holland was there this time around to show Last Call, a short film he stars in alongside Lindsay Duncan that his brother, Harry Holland, wrote and directed. During a golf outing (you can’t go to St. Andrews and not golf—the sport is part of the festival’s broader slate of offerings), Holland offered a few choice updates to Deadline about another little project he’s a part of that you may have heard about—the Spider-Man franchise—explaining where Spider-Man 4 currently stands.

The last time Holland suited up for some web-slinging was in 2021’s gangbusters Spider-Man: No Way Home, which boasted the return of previous Peter Parkers played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. The film was a massive smash, a critical and commercial super-success, and, therefore, a tough act to follow. It’s for this reason that Holland said the creative team behind the potential Spider-Man was not rushing the process.

“We have the best in the business working toward whatever the story might be. But until we’ve cracked it, we have a legacy to protect,” Holland told Deadline. “The third movie was so special in so many ways that we need to make sure we do the right thing.”

Holland was very open about how much he loves the role of Peter Parker and made it clear that when it comes to Spider-Man movies, he’s unlikely ever to want to stop.

“The simple answer is that I’ll always want to do Spider-Man films,” he told Deadline. “I owe my life and career to Spider-Man. So, the simple answer is yes. I’ll always want to do more.”

As the team works on cracking that Spider-Man 4 storyline, one new aspect for Holland is how much earlier he’s been involved in the process.

“This is the first time in this process that I’ve been part of the creative so early,” he said. “It’s just a process where I’m watching and learning. It’s just a really fun stage for me. Like I said, everyone wants it to happen. But we want to make sure we’re not overdoing the same things.”

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Featured image: Tom Holland is Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Courtesy Sony Pictures.


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