Spider-Man is one of the most beloved superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And though he's been played by numerous actors over the years, his latest iteration as a part of the superhero team, The Avengers, is among his most popular yet - thanks in no small part to his excellent portrayal by Tom Holland.
Despite some rumored disagreements between Sony and Marvel/Disney that Holland's run as Spider-Man may be coming to a premature end that left fans feeling pretty heartbroken, it has been confirmed that Spiderman is going to be making a huge comeback. This is big news. Keep scrolling to find out more...
Created by legends, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man is a classic superhero.He first appeared in the Marvel Comic books in 1962, in what's known as the Silver Age.
He's one of Marvel's most popular superheroes.Which means that Spider-Man has enjoyed many different iterations over the years. He was first brought to life by Danny Seagren in the '70s, and was then played by Tobey Maguire in the early 2000's trilogy.
The first Spider-Man reboot starred Andrew Garfield.Garfield played the iconic character between 2012 and 2014 and Emma Stone played Gwen Stacy.
In 2015, Sony and Disney made a deal with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.The deal involved a crossover for the iconic character, which first started with Captain America: Civil War in 2016.
The casting choice for the newest Spider-Man was a little controversial.He was played by relatively unknown (and incredibly young) British actor, Tom Holland. But, soon enough, the newest Spider-Man became a fan favorite.
Things were going well.Holland starred in five Marvel movies as Spider-Man. But fans received some unwelcome news.
Holland's future in the role was called into question.Reports came out that Sony and Disney/Marvel were having a lot of trouble coming up with terms that would allow the character to remain in the MCU.
And if the two powers couldn't come up with a deal?Well, it would mean that Spider-Man would have to leave the Avengers forever - meaning Tom Holland would be totally out of a job. And fans were not happy.
Although some were feeling a little confused.The lack of ability to come to a deal seemed, to some, like a flimsy excuse for what may actually have been going on behind the scenes.
Some had other speculations.
marvel when they heard tom holland saying he’s interested in exploring peter’s sexuality https://t.co/N7qT3Y2VR3— ᶜᵒⁿˢᵗᵃⁿᵗⁱⁿᵉ (@ᶜᵒⁿˢᵗᵃⁿᵗⁱⁿᵉ)1566337899.0
In fact, many thought that there was more to this story than met the eye.It all seemed a little bit sketchy. Would two massive movie businesses throw away a super-successful franchise without appearing to really try to work things out first?
And some have found evidence of this.
@IGN theres a reason tom holland unfollowed anything associated with sony on instagram🤷🏿♂️ https://t.co/jfOZQlDJyt— caleb vee (@caleb vee)1566362606.0
Others pointed this out.
How did "Into the Spiderverse had a lackluster run" become holy scripture among so many people? That film had an am… https://t.co/w4UkdlLwgd— Emily VanDerWerff 🙋♀️ (@Emily VanDerWerff 🙋♀️)1566335733.0
In fact, it's basically the opposite that is true.
The spiderman movies were literally a flop until Tom Holland came and made us love the character. Now you're going… https://t.co/m01X5sLO2N— Anishma Joseph (@Anishma Joseph)1566379215.0
But, aside from conspiracy theories ...
Besides being one of the best characters in MCU right now, Spider Man is a character who have been in our lives for… https://t.co/DdTotUvaqu— sophia (@sophia)1566378924.0
People also pointed out this heartbreaking parallel.
PLEASE WE ALREADY LOST HIS FATHER FIGURE WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE HIM TOO. TOM HOLLAND IS THE BEST SPIDER-MAN WE EVE… https://t.co/c5F110u2kJ— . (@.)1566364790.0
The idea that Holland's Spider-Man was not well-liked seems crazy.
Tom Holland will always be the best Spider-Man, don’t let Sony mess this up for him. #SaveSpiderMan https://t.co/Xv0S0ZRh8L— Sophie (@Sophie)1566366054.0