Tom Holland is glad Spider-Man got to grow up in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The actor reflected on the biggest problem of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where the web-slinger is mostly treated as a young hero and a kid.
Tom Holland is glad No Way Home forced Peter Parker to grow up
Speaking to Sony Pictures Japan, Tom Holland said that his character of Spider-man was mostly treated as a young hero and a kid in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and all the more so with the lack of potential mentors following the death of Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: No Way Home solves this problem by forcing Peter Parker to grow up.
After Iron Man died, Marvel tried to provide a mentor-like figure to Peter Parker with Nick Fury in Far From Home, then Doctor Strange in No Way Home, although after the latter’s memory spell went wrong in the movie, it forced Peter to grow up and handle his own business.
Following the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland was confirmed to be reprising his role as the superhero in future MCU movies, with Spider-Man 4 confirmed to be in development, and fans can’t wait to see a seasoned Spider-Man linking up with the other Avengers in the predestined Avengers 5.