SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Star Tom Holland Admits He's Glad To Be Moving On From "Spider-Boy" Peter Parker
Talking about how Spider-Man: No Way Hom changes Peter Parker's MCU status, Tom Holland admits he's glad to be moving on from a version of the character many fans have dubbed "Spider-Boy" in recent years.
While Marvel Studios' Spider-Man movies have received positive reviews from fans and critics alike, there are many who feel that mistakes have been made with the portrayal of Peter Parker in the MCU. Primarily, this is due to the way he's often come across as "Iron Man Jr." or "Spider-Boy," but Spider-Man: No Way Home went a long way towards allowing the character to finally grow up.
During a recent interview with Sony Pictures Japan, Tom Holland explained why he's also pleased to see that the traumatic events of this latest movie give Peter the chance to mature.
"It really has been the Spider-Boy, and this film is about him becoming Spider-Man," the actor says. "It’s about him growing up, making his own decisions, and stepping up to the plate as a full-blown Avenger. And it’s been really nice to have that dovetail between myself in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now who I am and who Peter Parker is in Spider-Man: No Way Home."
"[Spider-Man: No Way Home] is definitely the final chapter in the Homecoming series. Jon Watts has done such a wonderful job of creating this genre of superhero movies that kinda hasn’t been told before," Holland continued, addressing the character's evolution. "The superhero movie that’s about the kid...that is the small-town, really your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. This film is about him stepping into bigger shoes and becoming an adult and becoming Spider-Man."
With Spider-Man: No Way Home moving on from the Friendly Neighbourhood era, the stage is now set for us to get an Amazing version of this character. What that next trilogy will look like remains to be seen, though Spider-Man 4 is in the tentative stages of development at Sony/Marvel Studios.
Based on that closing scene, we're definitely getting a more comic accurate take on Spidey moving forward.
Watch the full interview below: