Spider-Man star Tom Holland has reportedly signed a contract with Marvel Studios and Sony for the upcoming Spider-Man 4 movie. It is unknown how many deals the contract will cover, but according to Cosmic Circus’ Alex Perez, it will not feature any Disney+ appearances.
This might seem disappointing news for fans who anticipate the hero’s cameo performance in Daredevil: Born Again. People are speculating it has something to do with Holland not being able to appear in shows.
What To Expect In The Upcoming Spider-Man 4
Holland’s first appearance in the MCU was in 2016, donning the Spider-Man suit in Captain America: Civil War, and continuing the story in two Avengers films and three solo movies. So far, there are no clues about the plot of the fourth installment, but it will most likely pick up after the events in No Way Home.
The upcoming Spider-Man 4 was hinted at as “street-level” which will link to the events in Daredevil: Born Again. No official production or release dates have been revealed, but Marvel and Sony are actively discussing their plans regarding the movie. The current plan is to release the film in 2024 towards the end of MCU’s Phase 5, but this is subject to change. Fans are hopeful that Spider-Man’s original cast Zendaya and Jacob Batalon will reprise their roles.
No Disney+ Deals For Tom Holland, Fans Speculate For Legal Reasons
The report on Tom Holland not appearing in any Disney+ series has got fans wondering why he would not star in Daredevil: Born Again. Some have expressed their opinions and guesses:
A Redditor said, “I read somewhere that they can’t use Tom Holland in the shows for legal reasons? That’s why Hudson Thames plays the role of TV Spider-Man.” Another Redditor said, “Absolutely no chance you’ll be seeing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man on a Disney+ show at this point. He’s still ‘owned’ by Sony.”
On the other hand, Charlie Cox, who portrays Matt Murdock, debunked myths about his upcoming series as a continuation of the previous Daredevil series on Netflix. In his statement during Marvel Studios’ D23 presentation, he said: “My feeling is, based on the title Born Again, I think that the sense is it is a new beginning, it is going to be different, it is going to be totally different.”
Despite the news, fans are still hopeful that Holland and Cox will collaborate in the upcoming Daredevil series.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is available to stream via Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.