Tom Holland Will Reportedly Not Voice Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Freshman Year

Tom Holland will reportedly not voice Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the upcoming Spider-Man: Freshman Year animated series.

According to The Illuminerdi, it is unlikely that Holland will reprise his role in the Disney+ series. It would not be the first time Holland would not return for an animated project starring Spider-Man, as the actor did not voice the Web-Head in the first season of What If…? (Hudson Thames did the voice work for that series.)

The report comes as Holland’s future in the larger MCU remains shrouded in mystery. The actor, as well as various executives, offered conflicting comments about Spider-Man’s MCU future, leading to confusion among fans. The latest comments came from Sony chairman Tom Rothman, who said, “We hope to get working on the next Spider-Man movie.” When asked if Holland, director Jon Watts and co-star Zendaya would return, he replied, “that whole group, we hope.”

Spider-Man: Freshman Year was announced in November 2021 on Disney+ Day. The series will follow Peter Parker in his early days as Spider-Man, suggesting that the show will take place before his debut in Captain America: Civil War and explore his comic book origin story, something that the movies have only hinted at so far. The animation for the series will also “celebrates the character’s early comic book roots.” Jeff Trammel will serve as head writer.

Freshman Year joins a growing list of Marvel Studios animated projects, which also include What If…? Season 2, Marvel Zombies and X-Men ’97. An additional series following What If…?’s Star-Lord T’Challa was previously in the works but was scrapped after Chadwick Boseman passed away. More details on all these series are expected to be announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, which will feature a panel with Marvel Studios Head of Streaming, Television and Animation Brad Winderbaum and Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding.

Tom Holland made his debut as Spider-Man in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Since then, he has become one of the most popular and beloved characters in the MCU, appearing in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He also starred in his trilogy of solo films based in the MCU: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

Source: The Illuminerdi

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