"We were all treating ['No Way Home'] as the end of a franchise, let's say. I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you'd be seeing a very different version."
Tom Holland's most recent 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' comments could signal the end of the web-slinger as we know him.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed that everyone on the set of the final MCU entry this year treated the production as if it was the last they would film in Sony's franchise. According to the lead star, should the characters from the 'Homecoming' trilogy return, we'll be seeing a very different version" of them.
Of course, it could all be a red herring from Holland, but here's what he said: "We were all treating ['No Way Home'] as the end of a franchise, let's say. I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you'd be seeing a very different version. It would no longer be the 'Homecoming' trilogy.
"We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don't know. But we were definitely treating ['No Way Home'] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it."
Taking Tom Holland and his 'No Way Home' comments at face value, the film could very well be the end of the franchise. However, it could also mean the set-up of a brand new, more mature trilogy. Could there be another time jump? Or maybe Peter Parker finally graduates high school. We'll have to wait until December to see how the franchise climax turns out.
Holland also touched on how emotional he felt on the final day he worked with his co-stars, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon: "We've been making these films for five years now. We've had such an amazing relationship, the three of us. We've been with each other every step of the way.
"We've done every single film, every single press tour. So this one scene, [we didn't know] if this would be the last time [we were all working together.] [It] was heartbreaking but also really exciting because we're all moving into the next chapter of our careers. So sharing that moment with them was maybe the best day I've ever had on set. I don't think I've cried like that ever."
Holland also dished that working with returning Spidey baddie, Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, was a lot of fun. He said the actor is: "One of my favourite people I've ever worked with.
"It was really fun to watch him see how technology has advanced. When he was making these films, the arms were puppets, and when we did it, they're all imaginary and CG. It was quite cool to see him relive it, but also relearn it."
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' will be swinging into cinemas on December 17.