Wrapping ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Brought Tom Holland to Tears — ‘ I Don’t Think I’ve Cried Like That Ever’

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • ‘Spider-Man: Now Way Home’ wraps Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy
  • Wrapping his final Spider-Man film brought Holland and his co-stars to tears
  • Will ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ be Holland’s final movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tom Holland standing beneath a Spider-Man image and waving
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Spider-Man: No Way Home will be in theaters in just a few short weeks. And star Tom Holland says it’s a “conclusion” to the story that started with 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The 25-year-old actor also says it feels like the end of the franchise. He admits that when filming wrapped for one particular scene, it brought him to tears.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ marks Tom Holland’s third solo MCU outing

Holland made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. He also appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and starred in his own threequel. With Spider-Man: No Way Home being the character’s third solo film.

When it comes to the web slinger’s story in the MCU, Holland says they treated No Way Home as “the end of the franchise.”

No more Homecoming Trilogy

Holland told Entertainment Weekly that if they are lucky enough to dive into these characters again, fans will see “a very different version.”

“It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy,” Holland explained. “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.”

Tom Holland cried when ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ wrapped

During one of his last days on set, Holland recalled shooting a scene with Zendaya (MJ) and Jacob Batalon (Ned). And they didn’t know if it would be the last time they ever worked together.

When the scene wrapped, Holland says all three of them started to get emotional because they’ve been making the Spider-Man movies together for five years.

“We’ve had such an amazing relationship, the three of us. We’ve been with each other every step of the way. We’ve done every single film, every single press tour,” Holland explained.

“[It] was heartbreaking but also really exciting because we’re all moving into the next chapter of our careers. So sharing that moment with them was maybe the best day I’ve ever had on set. I don’t think I’ve cried like that ever.”

A mix of past and present

Holland didn’t give away any plot details for the upcoming film. But the teaser trailer hinted that No Way Home would be mixing elements of the past Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Spider-Man film franchises with the current iteration of the character. The actor says that this time around, they had more fun than ever before.

“The first film, [director] Jon Watts and I were sort of flying by the seat of our pants,” Holland says. “This one, I think we both felt really confident, so we were able to relax. We actually had so much more fun on this one than we did on the previous two.”

Peter Parker turns to Doctor Strange for help in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Spider-Man: No Way Home picks up after Peter Parker’s secret identity was revealed to the world at the end of 2019’s Far From Home. The teenager is trying to deal with his newfound fame, while juggling schoolwork and his relationship with MJ.

To get help, he turns to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. But his magical solution triggers a number of unexpected problems that threaten the universe. He also finds himself up against enemies like Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Jamie Foxx’s Electro.

Holland promised that the addition of sorcerer’s and mystical portals to Spidey’s story allowed for “more visceral” fight scenes with “a lot more hand-to-hand combat.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17.

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