In a heartwarming throwback to 2021, we revisit the moment when Tom Holland, known for his portrayal of Spider-Man, opened up about his desire to take a break from the iconic role and focus on starting a family. This revelation drew immense support from his co-star and close friend, Zendaya.
Tom Holland’s Candid Thoughts on Family and Spider-Man
In an interview with People, Tom Holland candidly expressed his longing for a change in his life path, away from the relentless pursuit of his career. He shared, “I’ve spent the last six years being so focused on my career. I want to take a break and focus on starting a family and figuring out what I want to do outside of this world.” It was a sentiment that resonated deeply with his fans, as Holland revealed his enthusiasm for parenthood, stating, “I love kids. I can’t wait to be a dad — I can wait and I will, but I can’t wait! If I’m at a wedding or a party, I’m always at the kids’ table hanging out. My dad’s been such a great role model for me. I think I’ve got that from him.”
Zendaya’s Heartfelt Support
Zendaya, who shares a close bond with Tom Holland, wasted no time in extending her heartfelt support to him. She took to Instagram to share a touching tribute post, featuring a young Holland dressed in his Spider-Man costume. Her caption read, “I’m so proud of you. Some things never change and good thing.”
Tom Holland’s Vision for a Diverse Spider-Man Future
While discussing his aspirations for a more diverse Spider-Man future, Tom Holland contemplated stepping away from the iconic role. He voiced his hopes, saying, “Maybe it is time for me to move on. Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film. I have to take Peter Parker into account as well because he is an important part of my life.” Holland’s desire for diversity in the Spider-Man universe was evident as he continued, “I don’t want to be responsible for holding back the next young person that comes in who deserves it just as much. I would love to see a future of Spider-Man that’s more diverse — maybe you have a Spider-Gwen or a Spider-Woman. We’ve had three Spider-Mans in a row; we’ve all been the same. It’d be nice to see something different.”
Spider-Man’s Continued Journey
However, plans took a different turn, and Tom Holland is set to reprise his role in the next Spider-Man movie. Amy Pascal, the Spider-Man producer, assured fans that this is not the end of their collaboration with Marvel, indicating that more Spider-Man films are on the horizon. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, also confirmed their commitment to the Spider-Man saga, revealing that they already have a story in the works for the sequel.
As Tom Holland continues his remarkable journey as Spider-Man, his candidness about family aspirations and Zendaya’s unwavering support serve as a reminder of the genuine bond that exists among the cast of this beloved superhero franchise.