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Tom Holland set to return as Spider-Man this year, insiders say

Tom Holland set to return as Spider-Man this year, insiders say

Tom Holland is rumoured to be starring in this year's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

If the latest rumours are to be believed, Tom Holland is set to return as Spider-Man much sooner than we originally thought. In fact, the actor may be suiting up on the big screen this year.

Holland’s last outing in Spider-Man: No Way Home was a colossal success. In fact, despite being a mid-pandemic release, No Way Home is the sixth highest-grossing film of all time, sitting behind only Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic, Avatar: The Way of Water, Avengers: Endgame, and Avatar. Recently, Kevin Feige confirmed that writers are hard at work crafting the fourth Spider-Man film but we could actually see Holland make an appearance in this year’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Take a look at the trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse below.

The highly-anticipated sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is due to release on 2 June after it was first confirmed all the way back in November 2019. With Shameik Moore returning as Miles Morales, the new caper is set to send Miles on a multiversal adventure featuring a whole bunch of, well, Spider-People.

Soon after the trailer was released, fans began to spot different iterations of Spider-Man. Insomniac Games’ version from Marvel’s Spider-Man is hidden in there as well as the PS1 Spider-Man from the 2001 game. It makes sense then that Holland’s Peter Parker could make an appearance too - especially as No Way Home introduced multiversal themes into the main MCU timeline.

As reported by Dexerto, industry insider Jeff Sneider recently appeared on The Hot Mic podcast and said that Across the Spider-Verse’s delay (the film was originally supposed to release in April 2022) is down to the time required to get Holland on board. “I heard part of the delay was getting Tom Holland in that movie and that one of the dimensions that Miles could end up going to is a live-action dimension with Tom Holland,” he said. Oo, intriguing. Well, we won’t have to wait too long to find out the truth.

Featured Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Topics: TV And Film, Spider Man, Marvel