Before the arrival of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland made his appearance as the webslinger in the mid-credits scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage on the news footage on the TV screen when Eddie Brock was accidentally transported into the world of the MCU.
While he only appeared through on-screen footage, it still marked the first appearance of Holland as Spider-Man in a Sony Spider-Verse movie and it made some people wonder if ever we will see the actor become part of that franchise once the deal between Sony and Marvel Studios ends.
In a recent interview with GQ, Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis looked back at the mid-credits scene of the film where he revealed that they were originally going to have Holland appear for a more prominent appearance. However, as we all know, it didn't end up happening.
"It was unsure as to the level of involvement that world would meet with our world. There were drafts which had more, a little more, of the other. The unspoken. It was very, very carefully chosen," he said.
It is interesting to hear that they were planning to have bigger screentime for Holland although it is understandable that they only went with the mid-credits scene since it would be the only way for them to do it without affecting the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home in a couple of months.
However, it also poses a question of how they would have integrated Holland into the film beyond what was shown in the mid-credits scene. Could we have seen him interact with Eddie Brock? Maybe that is the case, but we will never know.
Kevin Feige recently confirmed that work is already underway for Spider-Man 4 with Holland returning to the role although they haven't set a release window yet for the film. There are also reports that the actor will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
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