Tom Holland is a busy guy. Not only is he taking on a plethora of new projects in the upcoming months, such as Pixar's animated film, Onward, and the movie adaptation of the novel, Cherry, but the actor also portrays one of the most beloved superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... Spiderman.
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 Holland himself.
But fans of the star have recently been hit by some pretty brutal news. It appears that thanks to disagreements between Sony and Marvel/Disney, Holland's run as Spider-Man may be coming to a premature end - and fans are feeling pretty heartbroken.
But all may not be lost, as Disney is reportedly eyeing up the star for a huge upcoming project.
But, first, why is the star's Marvel future in danger? And which role is Holland rumored to have bagged? Read on to find out.
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, this week, fans received some unwelcome news.
Recently, 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 can't come up with a deal?Well, it'll mean that Spider-Man has to leave the Avengers forever - meaning Tom Holland will be totally out of a job. And fans are not happy.
Although some are feeling a little confused.The lack of ability to come to a deal seems, to some, like a flimsy excuse for what may actually be going on behind the scenes.
Some have 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 think that there's more to this story than meets the eye.It all seems 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 have 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 ...Many are just plain-old upset by the news. Not only is Spider-Man an integral part of the MCU, but Tom Holland has played him perfectly.
People really feel for Holland.He's known for being one of the nicest guys in Hollywood - and the fact that he's been played like this is just heartbreaking.
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 is 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
There is one thing that'll be interesting to see.
#SaveSpiderMan *sony ends the spiderman deal with disney* tom holland, mcu fans, and literally the entire species… https://t.co/Hqc2sQYE2V— `ʳᵃ` (@`ʳᵃ`)1566379338.0
Although some have noticed something else.
Behind this Spiderman meme is Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland. #SaveSpidey https://t.co/CbZ4ny1sLa— yusuf🌞 (@yusuf🌞)1566376464.0
But, fans needn't worry just yet, as another major Hollywood studio appears to have swooped in.
The star is reportedly being eyed for a huge role.according to MovieWeb, Tom is being considered for the role of Milo Thatch, in the live-action version of Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
The original movie opened to disappointing box office figures.
via: imdbThe movie, which centers on museum cartographer, Milo, who ventures out on an expedition to find the lost empire of Atlantis, premiered in 2001 to let-down sales, although it's long been regarded as a Disney classic.
But if Tom can inject the same success into this one as he did into Spiderman, Disney shouldn't worry about how well it'll do.
via: imdbNeither Tom nor Disney have commented on the rumors, but all we can do is hope that they're true because Tom playing Milo is everything we never knew we needed (but we absolutely do).