Marvel Cinematic Universe: Tom Holland Discusses New Spider-Man Suit, And Kevin Feige Lays Out The Five-Year Plan


Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has been ever expanding with each Avengers film and also with the recent Captain America: Civil War film. Spider-Man is one of their most ambitious outings, but mainly for the fact that he is one of the few Marvel characters that they seem to constantly run into a “failure to launch.”

Fans are optimistic, however, about Tom Holland, who is a new, younger Spider-Man in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Comicbook reports that Holland described what the new suit and being the new Spider-Man was like.

“It feels great. It doesn’t feel great when it’s like 4 o’clock in the morning and I’m tired but it’s so realistic and it looks so good, it’s like a shame that it’s not real! But it’s great and it’s such a pleasure to wear it and I feel honored that they’ve given me the opportunity to don the suit and I’m just so grateful.”

Tom Holland also spoke about the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has been slowly fleshing out over the past few months, and Holland thinks they are “an amazing bunch of people.”

“I was thinking today, in the green room before we came on stage looking at the whole MCU, thinking what an amazing bunch of people that is,” Holland says. “What a talented group of actors and it’s a privilege to be amongst that. The cast we’ve got on Spider-Man is wonderful. They’re the nicest people and we get on so well and I think it’s bringing a lovely pedigree to the movie and I can’t wait to see what audiences think.”

Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Ant-Man had a change of costume from his solo film to Captain America: Civil War, so naturally, Holland was asked if there would be any changes to the Spider-Man costume from the same film. Marvel’s newest Spider-Man started to explain, but hesitated and said “You know what? I can’t say it! It’s gonna be amazing. The suit is so cool.” Spider-Man is part of the much larger Marvel Cinematic Universe that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is slowly crafting.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, and he explained what Marvel’s five-year plan looks like for their cinematic universe. Some of the biggest Marvel fan questions likely have much to do with what happens after Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans get too old for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Would they be phased out for Tom Holland and others to swing in and take their place?

“You always look to the comic books, as we do, and you look at how rosters shift and rosters change and characters go away for a while and characters come back. I would guess that we would get to that soon. Luckily, we’re years away from it. Everything that we’re doing right now when we’re not here getting ready for Comic-Con is focused on the nine movies that will be produced over the next three years and that takes up all of our time and all of our thoughts and all of those include all of those great actors you just mentioned and all of those characters.”

Kevin Feige said that Marvel Studios has firm plans through 2021 and plans that are “in flux” for 2021 through 2025. Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 (2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 (2019) are part of the future Marvel Cinematic Universe, but what remains after, only Marvel knows.

[Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]