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Tom Holland Says Spider-Man: No Way Home Is Sad & Brutal

Tom Holland has suggested that the MCU may be shifting towards a more darker tone.

In a surprising revelation, Tom Holland has confirmed that Spider-Man: No Way Home will be a brutal and dark movie. The upcoming movie will pick up where Spider-Man: Far From Home left off, and fans will remember Peter Parker was exposed as being Spider-Man at the end of that movie. Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently slated for a December 2021 release date.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to focus on the concept of a multiverse, and it is pretty much common knowledge by now that previous cinematic versions of the wall crawler are making their way into the new movie as well. We also know that Alfred Molina is reprising his role as Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx will also be returning as Electro. Both of these characters and actors are from two different previous cinematic iterations of Spider-Man. Interestingly, Tom Holland and also Kevin Feige still continue to deny the involvement of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the upcoming movie.

Tom Holland recently sat down with Total Film and revealed some more information about Spider-Man: No Way Home. Holland confirmed that fans should expect a much darker movie than the previous two MCU Spider-Man movies. This is surprising and will be a steep departure from the usual tone of Marvel movies fans have become accustomed to. Below is what he had to say:

"What people will be really surprised about is that it’s not fun, this film. It’s dark and it’s sad, and it’s going to be really affecting. You’re going to see characters that you love go through things that you would never wish for them to go through. And I was just really excited to kind of lean into that side of Peter Parker.
Peter Parker is always someone who’s looking up. He’s always really positive. He’s always like, 'I can fix this. I can do this.' Whereas in this film, he feels like he’s met his match. He’s like, 'I don’t know what to do.' That was an aspect of the character that I’d never seen before, and I was really, really excited to try to tackle.
I haven’t seen the film yet but I’ve seen pieces of the film, and it’s the best work we’ve ever done. It’s the best Spider-Man film that we’ve ever made. I really don’t think fans are at all ready for what they’ve put together. I know that I’m not ready, and I know that it’s going to be brutal."

Tom Holland’s previous two MCU solo outings as Spider-Man had a mix of action, humour and romance. Holland’s comments suggest that this is no longer the formula for Spider-Man movies going forward. Should we expect to see a major character killed off in the movie that will add more of a morbid tone to the film?

Safe to say fans will be as eager as ever to find out just exactly what happens in the movie that forces it towards a more darker direction. With rumours of various villains from the past movies returning, we’re sure to see Spider-Man get tested to his limits like never before.

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