Marvel might not trust Tom Holland with any secrets about the future of the MCU, but that’s not stopping him from speculating about how Spider-Man might be portrayed in upcoming movies. In a GQ video which saw him go “undercover” on the internet to answer fans’ questions, Holland spoke once again about the possibility of Peter Parker (or some other iteration of Spider-Man) being gay.
It was in response to a tweet which asked: “Didn’t Tom Holland say he wanted Spider-Man to be gay?” Holland clarified his remarks, saying: “The question asked was ‘do you think there should be a gay Spider-Man?'”
He was first asked this in an interview with The Times prior to the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, during which he said: “”I can’t talk about the future of the character because honestly I don’t know and it’s out of my hands. But I do know a lot about the future of Marvel, and they are going to be representing lots of different people in the next few years… The world isn’t as simple as a straight white guy. It doesn’t end there, and these films need to represent more than one type of person.”
In the video, Holland reiterated his response, saying: “I think that would be a very progressive way to kind of create a new character. So yeah, I don’t see [why not]. I think there should be, one day, and I hope that I get to share the screen with that person.”
Last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse exploded the Spidey mythology and showed that anyone can be Spider-Man. With the character’s fate within the MCU currently up in the air due to disputes between Sony and Marvel, perhaps fans will end up with an even greater number of varied, diverse versions of the character on-screen.
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