The word on the street is that previous Spider-Men–namely Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield–may also show up as well. All of which seems to confirm the movie will lean heavily into the idea of the multiverse. Holland, of course, can neither confirm nor deny, but he does acknowledge the film’s scope.
“There’s not really much I can say, obviously,” he admits. “What I can say is that I’m having the time of my life making it. It’s so fun being back with Jacob [Batalon, playing Peter’s buddy Ned Leeds] and Zendaya [as MJ], and [director] Jon Watts.”
He continues, “The film is incredibly ambitious, and I’m delighted to say that we’re succeeding in making it. It’s going really well. We watched a fight scene that we had shot a few weeks ago, and I’ve never seen a fight scene quite like it in the MCU. I’m really excited for audiences to see that.”
While we have to hang on until Dec. 17 to see him back in the Spider-suit (barring any more release date changes), Holland can be seen imminently in two projects coming out within the next few weeks: the long-delayed sci-fi adventure Chaos Walking and the dramatic film Cherry (directed by the Russo brothers of Avengers: Endgame fame), in which he plays a young soldier who comes home from Iraq with PTSD, gets addicted to heroin, and turns to bank robbery to support his habit.
The film shows Holland in quite a different light than his work in the MCU: for one thing, his character ages 15 years over the course of the film. He muses that the aging process is something he wouldn’t mind tackling in future Spider-Man movies either.