Tom Holland Teases “Dark and Sad” ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’


It’s time to say goodbye to your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Marvel fans and casual moviegoers alike are eagerly anticipating the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third film in the Tom Holland Spider-Man franchise, but it sounds like it’s going to deviate from the two that came before. 


In fact, the 25-year-old star revealed the third film is actually not going to be very fun at all.

Buckle up, folks, it looks like we’re in for an emotional ride. 

This Won’t Be Your Typical ‘Spider-Man’ Film

Jon Watts’s Spider-Man films have had great villains, but both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home have had a light-hearted, John Hughes-vibe to them.

Sure, Peter had to save the world, but he also had to finish his homework and freak out about his crush on MJ. 

Let’s just say, they were no emo Peter Parkers to be found. We’ll leave that to Tobey Maguire.

There’s always been a balance between the dark and light, but according to an interview Tom did with Total Film, it doesn’t sound like that’s the case for the third film.

“What people will be really surprised about is that it’s not fun, this film,” he shared.

“It’s dark and it’s sad, and it’s going to be really affecting. You’re going to see characters that you love go through things that you would never wish for them to go through.”

Has Peter Met His Match?

Following the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the third film will see Peter struggle with the fact his identity as Spider-Man’s been revealed.

And, as shown in the trailer, he asks Doctor Strange if they can go back and time and prevent J. Jonah Jameson from revealing his identity to the world. 

*Cue the multiverse!*

We know Doc Ock is going to be in the third film, and there have been plenty of rumors swirling around about Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man characters making appearances, but only time will tell if the speculation is true.

While No Way Home is certain to be fun for audiences, it does sound like it’ll carry a heaviness that wasn’t always there before. 

“Peter Parker is always someone who’s looking up. He’s always really positive. He’s always like, ‘I can fix this. I can do this.’ Whereas in this film, he feels like he’s met his match,” Tom continued.

“He’s like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ That was an aspect of the character that I’d never seen before, and I was really, really excited to try to tackle.”

Make sure to see how it all goes down when Spider-Man; No Way Home hits theaters on December 17.