Tom Holland won’t play Spider-Man again just “for the sake of making another one.”

The 27-year-old actor last played Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and while he confirmed he had been “actively engaging in conversations” about making another movie, he feels “protective” over the character and will only reprise the role if the story is right.

Speaking during a Critics Choice Association press conference, he said: “All I can say is that we have been actively engaging in conversations about what it could potentially look like for a fourth rendition of my character ... Whether or not we can find a way to do justice to the character is another thing. I feel very protective over Spider-Man.”

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"I feel very, very lucky that we were able to work on a franchise that got better with each movie, that got more successful with each movie, which I think is really rare, and I want to protect his legacy,” he added. “So, I won’t make another one for the sake of making another one. It will have to be worth the while of the character.”

Holland admitted he'd be a "fool" not to say yes if another film in the franchise came along.

"So, I would love to tell another story, but I’ll only tell it if we can find the right one,” he noted.

Holland previously admitted he'd be "lucky" if he got to return to the series.

Asked by Screen Rant which Spider-Man villain he would like to take on next, Tom replied: "That's a really tough question. I mean, Spider-Man has got arguably some of the best villains in the comic book world. I love the character. I love Spider-Man. I’d be lucky to play him again, but we'll have to wait and see.”

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