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Tom Holland is glad Spider-Man got to grow up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, with the character mostly treated as a kid in the MCU. Credits: Marvel Studios

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.

It really has been the Spider-Boy, and this film is about him becoming Spider-Man. It’s about him growing up, making his own decisions, and stepping up to the plate as a full-blown Avenger.

And it’s been really nice to have that dovetail between myself in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now who I am and who Peter Parker is in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

[Spider-Man: No Way Home] is definitely the final chapter in the Homecoming series.

Jon Watts has done such a wonderful job of creating this genre of superhero movies that kinda hasn’t been told before.

The superhero movie that’s about the kid… that is the small-town, really your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

This film is about him stepping into bigger shoes and becoming an adult and becoming Spider-Man.

Tom Holland

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.

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