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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ will be ‘brutal,’ Tom Holland says

Expecting some Spider-Man fun with ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’? Don’t plan on it

Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” won’t be a fun film by any means, actor Tom Holland told Games Radar.

Holland, who is running the media gauntlet for the project, told GamesRadar that “Spider-Man: No Way Home” won’t be a fun or lighthearted film by any means. It will be dark, he said.

  • He said “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is both “brutal” and “the best Spider-Man film we’ve ever made.”
  • “It’s not fun, this film, It’s dark and it’s sad,” he said.
  • He added, “You’re going to see characters that you love go through things that you would never wish for them to go through”

We don’t know much about “Spider-Man: No Way Home” yet. We learned a little bit about what to expect in the first “No Way Home” trailer, which showed Spider-Man and Doctor Strange working to rewind the universe so no one knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man. We also know that Doctor Octopus (played by Alfred Molina) will appear in the movie. Molina portrayed Doctor Ock in “Spider-Man 2” starring Tobey Maguire.

Holland told Entertainment Weekly that this new film will be the end of the MCU Spider-Man trilogy, and act as a concluding chapter for him in the role.

  • “We were all treating (‘No Way Home’) as the end of a franchise, let’s say,” Holland said. “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.”