Tom Holland broke his silence about the shocking death in Spider-Man: No Way Home and acknowledges the importance of the character in the movies.
The following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
After months of theorizing and anticipating, fans were finally able to see Spider-Man: No Way Home on the big screen late last year. It worked as the perfect ending to the Tom Holland trilogy and included some interesting twists, lots of action, and the death of Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May. Since the film’s release, Holland hadn’t commented on that devastating loss of his character, but he eventually broke his silence.
Fans who have seen Spider-Man: No Way Home he will learn that Tomei’s Aunt May is killed by Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. It was a heartbreaking moment for Spider-Man from Holland and the fans of the trilogy who have appreciated the relationship between the two for all these years.
May has been the role model in Peter Parker’s life, and her loss came as a shocking surprise. In an interview with Marvel.com, Holland discussed death and how the relationship between May and Peter Parker has been “an integral part of the heart and soul of the story” throughout the trilogy. Spiderman Fans have come to accept Uncle Ben’s disappearance, both in the comics and in the movies, but May’s death was quite unexpected. “This scene seems to come out of nowhere, like nobody expected this to happen,” Holland said in the interview, admitting that the scene was quite “forceful.”
You’re not wrong, because watching Holland’s Parker lose a family member is pretty sad, and both actors did a phenomenal job of putting the scene together. Aside from her death, May’s last words, “with great power, there must also be great responsibility,” are devastating, as those were the exact words Ben said in the Marvel comics and in 2002. Spiderman. Until that moment in No way home, the MCU Spiderman the movies had avoided using the crucial line of the Peter Parker story.
In Holland’s trilogy, a lot of importance is placed on the male figures in his life, including Tony Stark, whose death leaves Parker feeling quite lost for a while. However, it is important to note that May is the person who has raised him. With May’s death and the wisdom she passes on to Parker in her final moments, Holland recognizes her as the true role model in Spider-Man’s life. “Yell at May,” he exclaims.
Spider-Man: No Way Home shown in theaters.