Tom Holland, Marvel’s Spider-Man, has recently stated that maybe it’s time to move on.
“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. If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.”
If you didn’t know, the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home official trailer drop, and it’s looking grim for our spidey. He’s facing five of the sinister six, and his friends are in danger. There are theories that he might die in this film.
The problem with that is it feels too soon for Peter to die. The MCU Spider-Man is still young and still making mistakes. He hasn’t grown into a responsible adult who can mentor someone, let alone another Spider-Man.
Another problem is the Venom 2 post-credits scene. Eddy Brock and Venom were shifted into the MCU universe where they saw Peter Parker on TV in his spidey suit. That means he can’t die in No Way Home since he still has to meet Venom. There might be some discourse with hardcore fans of Spider-Man also. If Peter dies before even meeting Venom, that hype is dead.
When it comes to Miles Morales, he’s taught by Peter Parker in the PS5 game and most of the comics. So, if Holland’s Peter dies, who’s going to teach him? Yeah, he could have another mentor like Tony was to Peter, but Miles wouldn’t know what it took to be Spider-Man.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter interrogates Aaron Davis, Miles’s uncle. Aaron Davis also appeared in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse where he was also Miles’s uncle. That means that Marvel plans to have Miles arrive sometime in the future. However, it is too soon for Peter to pass the torch over.
Now, they could pull an Into The Spider-Verse where Holland dies and then an older variant of Peter comes to teach Miles, but who knows?
We’ll just have to wait until December 17th when No Way Home comes out.