Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7th. Tom Holland plays the titular web slinger, and as is always the case with Marvel, he will be seen on screen many more times over the next few years. So what exactly is Tom Holland’s current contract with Marvel? How many more films will he be in?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Holland is currently signed on for six movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, four more after Spider-Man: Homecoming.
This means that Tom Holland’s contract signed him on for Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, the untitled fourth Avengers film, the untitled first Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, and the untitled second Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.
This third Spider-Man film has not actually been officially announced yet, but the first Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel has been announced with a release date of July 5th, 2019, less than two years after the original. It makes sense that Marvel Studios wants to make that movie as quickly as possible, as they plan to tell the story of Peter Parker’s high school years, and the actors can only convincingly play teenagers for so long.
“…[I]t was sort of how do we do a journey for Peter not dissimilar for what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years, which was one of the early ideas we had for the movies,” Marvel President Kevin Feige told Collider last year.
Of course, not all of Tom Holland’s appearances as Spider-Man will be equally significant. Being in Captain America: Civil War counts as an appearance on his contract, even though he’s only in that film for about 10 minutes or so. Recently, Kevin Feige said that Spider-Man has about as much screen time in Avengers: Infinity War as he did in Civil War.
“I think it might feel bigger a little bit because of Homecoming and because of what people know from it, but it’s about on par with [Civil War],” Feige told Fandango.
And just because Tom Holland is only signed on to appear in six movies does not mean he will only end up being in six. After all, Marvel actors extend their contracts all the time, and Tom Holland has said he intends to be Spider-Man for quite a while, maybe even into his 30s.
“Peter Parker is a character we see [in the comic books] as a 15-year-old boy and then as a 35-year-old man,” Holland recently said. “So I have an idea of what I’d like to do, and I’ve pitched it and it’s already been taken into the boardroom. It would be really cool if it pans out, because it means I would be Spider-Man for a very long time.”