While a lot of fans are looking forward to Spider-Man: No Way Home, some fans are also excited to see another Spider-Man film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), which is set to be released next year, especially with the wonderful trailer that was released just recently. The exact plot details for the Into the Spider-Verse sequel are still under wraps, but now we know at least one actor who won't be showing up at least in the film.
In an interview with SYFY WIRE, Tom Holland, who we all know plays Spider-Man in live-action right now in the MCU, revealed that he was actually asked by producer Amy Pascal for a potential role in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). However, he hasn't heard anything back about it since then. He said, "Amy actually asked me on the set of this movie and no one has come back to me." Zendaya, who was also in the interview, was prompted to ask, "Yeah, what the heck?"
However, despite that, Holland still expressed his interest to be part of the animated film. "Love them and I’m just waiting for the phone call," he said making a plea to the people involved in Across the Spider-Verse. “Guys, call us. Put us in your movie, we want to be in it.” Zendaya and Jacob Batalon also expressed their interest in joining the animated Spider-Man universe.
There's a lot of conspiracies that you might think out of Holland's quote. With Pascal asking Holland to be part of the animated sequel, it does say that, at one point, they were considering someone who played Spider-Man in live-action (or maybe all the three live-action Spider-Men) to be part of the film although perhaps they didn't push with the plan which is why they didn't continue the conversation with Holland.
Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is still in production as of the moment so there's a chance that plans might change and they will have Holland's Spider-Man be part of the film in some way. We also know that they are working on a second part so that could also be the opportunity for Holland to join the film if ever they'll plan to do that. We shall just wait and see if Holland will eventually get the formal invitation to join the animated universe.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 7, 2022 while Holland's next film Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be released this coming December 17.