Heartbroken Spider-Man fans have received a little fatherly wisdom to help ease the pain.
Dominic Holland, comedian, author, and father of Spidey actor Tom Holland, recently took to his blog to offer up his thoughtful take on the prospect of the beloved character potentially exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe following an impasse between Marvel Studios and rights holder Sony Pictures.
The elder Holland reminded fans in his August 21st post that they likely haven’t seen the last of his son’s Spidey, and that in the end, the factor which likely precipitated the split will be the same one that ensures that their favorite hero returns to the screen: money.
Holland explained that he’d been asked for his take on the situation by multiple media outlets, but had politely declined. For his blog’s readers, however, he felt compelled to comment, and he betrayed just a touch of scorn for the big Hollywood power players who had failed to get a new deal done for the fans, writing,
“I have no inside track on such issues. But whatever is decided by the big suits at these big Hollywood studios my hunch is that the show will continue. Too much at stake and too many dollars riding on it and besides, everyone wants the same thing; namely, Spider-Man on large screens keeping people safe and entertained. And with Tom in the suit, for the time-being at least. And in the years ahead, no doubt, with another lucky young actor in the role.”
Just a day later, the self-described “friendly, neighborhood father of Tom Holland” felt the need to clarify his statement due to the deluge of headlines which followed his initial post. He wrote that he held no animosity towards either party, and he appeared slightly irked at the possibility that such misrepresentations of his comments could reflect poorly on his son, writing,
“As I said in the post… ‘I know nothing’ and my only speculation remains, that Spider-Man will go on saving people and keeping us all entertained. In fact, Tom Holland’s dad has not even spoken with Tom Holland since this seismic story broke and he certainly is not taking any sides, he is not calling for any boycotts and he will not be storming any offices anytime soon. These headlines are just click bait. A salacious headline to create website traffic.” Keep watching the video to see how Tom Holland’s father weighs in on Spider-Man leaving the MCU!
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