Beyond the Spider

Soonie English

Most people know Tom Holland as the most recent portrayal of Peter Parker. Holland’s performance is arguably the most popular representation of the character in the live action scene. His performance as the web head turned many heads and opened up the doors for more roles. 

 He had played other roles in smaller films before Spider-man, but the lovable teenage super hero was his break into the big leagues co-starring with big names such as Chris Pratt in Pixar’s Onward and Will Smith in Spies in Disguise. He has also had lead roles in a few new films such as Cherry  and Chaos Walking, both released in the first months of 2021. 

His range of acting from light hearted animated films to horror movies gives him plenty of opportunity for future films. The next Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is scheduled to be released in December of this year, but that’s not the only thing Holland is working on. He has been cast to play the lead role in the movie adaptation of Uncharted. This movie has been delayed several times but is currently scheduled to release in February of 2022. 

Holland has also been cast in a film called The Modern Ocean. This film was originally announced in 2015 but still doesn’t have a set release date. The cast was going to include big names such as Jeff Goldblum and Daniel Radcliffe. It is up for debate whether these actors will still be involved when the film actually is produced.

There is no doubt that Tom Holland has made quite the career for himself in the cinematic realm. It will be interesting to see where his career goes as he continues to mature as an actor.