Tom Holland's SPIDER-MAN May Have A Much Bigger Role In AVENGERS: SECRET WARS Than We Realized

Tom Holland's SPIDER-MAN May Have A Much Bigger Role In AVENGERS: SECRET WARS Than We Realized Tom Holland's SPIDER-MAN May Have A Much Bigger Role In AVENGERS: SECRET WARS Than We Realized

It was a given that Tom Holland would return as Spider-Man for Avengers: Secret Wars, but the No Way Home star may have a much bigger part to play in the MCU event movie than we realized...

By MarkCassidy - Sep 26, 2023 10:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Avengers: Secret Wars

Avengers: Secret Wars is still years away, and the main plot is likely still subject to change depending on how things progress in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the interim. One thing we do know for certain, though, is that this is going to be a massive MCU event featuring a lot of characters.

While Secret Wars will likely perform a bit of juggling act to ensure everyone gets a share of the spotlight, we will likely see a handful of heroes take prominent positions on the main team. However, one particular character has now been named as the lead: Tom Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Holland's involvement was always a given, of course, but his take on the Wall-Crawler emerging as the main focus would be somewhat surprising - although taking the spectacular success of No Way Home into account, perhaps not?

Marvel Studios has yet to announce a director for what could well be shaping up to be the biggest MCU movie of all time, but a previous report indicated that the studio may have been looking at tried and tested filmmakers behind some of the most popular and successful movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to ensure the hugely ambitious project is in safe hands, including Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther).

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton - who is set to helm Avengers: The Kang Dynasty - is also said to have pitched them on him staying on to handle the follow-up, and we've heard that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness helmer Sam Raimi is a "top Choice."

The Doctor Strange sequel's writer Michael Waldron was hired to pen the script late last year, but we have no idea how much - if any - progress has been made since then, and a recent rumor indicated that he'd actually parted ways with the project. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's Jeff Loveness is also said to have stepped away (or asked to step away) from with The Kang Dynasty, so, if accurate, it sounds like the studio may be going back to the drawing board on both massively-scaled Avengers movies.

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TheVandalore - 9/26/2023, 10:04 AM
Oh good lord, if they really got every old actor to come back... madness. It would be almost like a skit at a certain point.
mastakilla39 - 9/26/2023, 11:11 AM
@TheVandalore - If they are rebooting their universe it will be good to give the OG actors their flowers. Although it sucked, a lot of the schlock was fun and memorable. George lucas's Howard the duck, dolph lundgren's Punisher, nic cage's ghostrider, etc.
JonC - 9/26/2023, 4:20 PM
@TheVandalore - as long as they don't CGI them like was done to the DC characters in flash... sad
WhatIfRickJames - 9/26/2023, 10:05 AM
He better get the symbiote in this
bobevanz - 9/26/2023, 10:05 AM
That's cool, but idc what some schmuck on Twitter says.
bobevanz - 9/26/2023, 10:06 AM
Do these jokers pay you guys to run baseless rumors?
RedFury - 9/26/2023, 10:34 AM
@bobevanz - no need when we're the fools getting them paid with our clicks of curiosity.
KWilly - 9/26/2023, 10:07 AM
Why do we supposedly know so much about a movie that's coming out in 2027?
mastakilla39 - 9/26/2023, 11:02 AM
@KWilly - Writers are leaking crap to get back at the studios or....
KWilly - 9/26/2023, 1:04 PM
@mastakilla39 - I'll go with the latter. These "scoopers" don't know anything
TheVandalore - 9/26/2023, 4:23 PM
@KWilly - aren't these scoopers kinda the reason sites like this exist at all? Were all here for the latest in comic book movie news... right? Am I on the wrong website again?
JFerguson - 9/26/2023, 10:07 AM
Tom Hollands Spider-Man character growth is the one reason I would not approve of a full MCU reboot
FireandBlood - 9/26/2023, 10:24 AM
@JFerguson - In the reboot, we’ll go through another series of movies exploring the “unseen” years of his teenage period 🙄
BlackBolt84 - 9/26/2023, 10:34 AM
@PlusUltra - In a reboot, Peter would never exist. They would 10000% just straight up do Miles. Or they'll pull the move they always do for Miles, which is why I hate him, and kill off whoever the reboot's Peter is for the sake of elevating Miles.
Vigor - 9/26/2023, 10:46 AM
@JFerguson - that's not what they mean by reboot. It would be a reboot in the sense of the ultimates universe dying in the comics and a few characters coming over
JFerguson - 9/26/2023, 10:47 AM
@Vigor - woah you have access to the Secret Wars script? Can you please dm it to me
Repian - 9/26/2023, 10:47 AM
@PlusUltra - It would be the opportunity to see a accurate Green Goblin.

Vigor - 9/26/2023, 10:49 AM
@JFerguson - this is all speculation. Everything is. But they aren't rebooting the MCU the way you're suggesting. That would go against everything they've done so far

They literally incorporated the foxmen universe as another universe in the MCU multiverse. If that isn't a hint of how they look at their IPs, idk what is
AmazingFILMporg - 9/26/2023, 11:16 AM
@JFerguson -

MCU reboot is coming but it will be done narratively in the story.

Meaning the sacred timeline restored. A convergence happens keeping some and replacing others.

It works financially because you can get new actors and pay them much less and also bring in villains that have been dead and do them right or better than before

Songoty - 9/26/2023, 12:13 PM
@JFerguson - Tom's Spider-Man is pretty much the only remaining character in the MCU that audiences in general still care about. They would be mad to let him go.
kg8817 - 9/26/2023, 12:52 PM
@Repian - Goddamn that’s an awesome Goblin design.

Also, they can very easily do that mask. They could say Norman makes it a nanite/nanotech mask and then make the face CGI and look like that. Done. Perfection.
ObserverIO - 9/26/2023, 3:45 PM
@JFerguson - Do you know how much screen time his version of Spider-Man would have had at that point? A lot. Like 4 maybe 5 solo movies plus 4 maybe 5 Avengers movies, Civil War and probably an appearance in Spider-verse and maybe appearances in other MCU and Sony films. And probably Born Again and maybe other Disney+ TV shows.

That's plenty.

Look at how much other classic characters got. Tobey got a trilogy. Bale's Batman got a trilogy. Keaton got two. Christopher Reeve got 4.

He'll also be 103 when the movie comes out, which will officially make him the oldest actor to have ever played the character in a live action adaptation.
harryba11zack - 9/26/2023, 10:17 AM
"May" or "could"..... when u sea them in the title don't click it. whatever the article is about, it's not news.
Urubrodi - 9/26/2023, 10:26 AM
@harryba11zack - By that logic people shouldn't click on 95% of the articles in this site.
BlackBolt84 - 9/26/2023, 10:35 AM
@Urubrodi - I already don't click on 95% of the articles on this site. This is known as the JoshWilding rule.
BeNice123 - 9/26/2023, 10:54 AM
@BlackBolt84 - do the @ so he knows… that guy needs to gtfo with his click bait articles.
TheLobster - 9/26/2023, 10:25 AM
Holland’s Spider-Man is pretty much the best Marvel has at this point so they better back up the money truck to Sony so they can pay him lol
FrobisherSays - 9/26/2023, 10:29 AM
Give it to the Russo's, offer them a huge payday, and reignite excitement for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is as simple as that.
TheLobster - 9/26/2023, 1:11 PM
@FrobisherSays - Marvel and Feige’s ego won’t allow it lol
MotherGooseUPus - 9/26/2023, 2:36 PM
@FrobisherSays - thats the only way this can be a great movie and get people excited about the MCU. Don't forget Marcus/McFeeley need to come back as the writers
DocSpock - 9/26/2023, 10:44 AM

Pay whatever it takes to get the Russo brothers back for this.

Just do it.

Order66 - 9/26/2023, 10:45 AM
Give it to Russo Brothers or Jon F
frottage - 9/26/2023, 10:50 AM
Is this article from ?
KaptainKhaos - 9/26/2023, 11:11 AM
The more these nonsense rumours come out the less I care about cbm movies. It's really killing the joy of being surprised during the movie
SonOfAGif - 9/26/2023, 11:35 AM
Rebooting the MCU this way will be the most creative and respectful way to do it in my opinion. We would get back a new T'Challa while respecting Chadwick and his legacy. We will get a new Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor while respecting the latter actors' desires to move on. Those who want to remain will remain and we will get an entirely new continuity but birthed from the old continuity. It will allow old fans to stay on board or move on and allow new younger fans to experience what we all experienced since 2008.
MosquitoFarmer - 9/26/2023, 11:51 AM
Oh go blow. It's titled Avengers. Not a single one of the Avengers movies has had a main lead, even if some got more to do than others.
marvel72 - 9/26/2023, 12:12 PM
I heard about Spider-Man being the lead ages ago makes sense what with him actually dealing with alternate versions of himself.

Doctor Strange to, maybe Loki as well.
ZomZom - 9/26/2023, 12:41 PM
The Universe reboot has surely been the goal of the multiverse storyline all along? Which I'm 100% on board with. Great idea, poorly executed. Clearing the decks and starting again can both pay respectful deference to the original Avengers, whilst totally re-energising the franchise. My only issue is why did it take so bloody long and make me endure 4-5 years of mediocre Marvel films!?
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