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Tom Holland Says Spider-Man: No Way Home Was Treated Like ‘The End of a Franchise’

October 14, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Spider-Man: No Way Home, CinemaCon

Tom Holland is set to hit the big screen as Spider-Man once again with No Way Home in December, and he says that the new film was treated as “the end of a franchise.” Holland spoke with EW for a new interview discussing the upcoming MCU film, which is set to arrive on December 17th, and talked about making the third film of the trilogy and more. You can check out some highlights below:

On working with Alfred Molina: “[He’s] one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with. It was really fun to watch him see how technology has advanced. When he was making these films, the arms were puppets, and when we did it, they’re all imaginary and CG. It was quite cool to see him relive it, but also relearn it.”

On the film taking Peter in a new direction: “The first film, [director] Jon Watts and I were sort of flying by the seat of our pants. This one, I think we both felt really confident, so we were able to relax. We actually had so much more fun on this one than we did on the previous two.”

On treating the film as the conclusion of their trilogy: “We were all treating [No Way Home] as the end of a franchise, let’s say. I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you’d be seeing a very different version. It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy. We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don’t know. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it.”