Captain America: Civil War debuted Tom Holland as Spider-Man in 2016. Disney may be considering someone else for the red and blue tights. Spider-Man: Freshman Year, Marvel's Phase 5 Disney+ projects, will be voiced by Hudson Thames, not Tom Holland, according to a recent copyright filing.
Thames has replaced Tom Holland as Spider-Man before. Thames voiced the character in a single episode of Marvel's 2021 animated What if…? series. A cheaper voice is usually used for an animated rendition of a live-action character.
In the 1990s, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, and The Mask all aired simultaneously, with voice actors trying to sound like Jim Carrey.
While that's the norm elsewhere, Marvel strives to have its actors voice its animated characters wherever feasible. Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Michael B. Jordan, and the late Chadwick Boseman all voiced What If…?.
Only Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. remained, while Mick Wingert voiced the animated Iron Man and Chris Evans replaced by Josh Keaton.
Unlike Tom Holland, RDJ and Chris Evans had departed the MCU after Avengers: Endgame and were no longer under Disney contract by the time of What If…?
But Tom Holland reportedly signed a new agreement with Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures in 2022, promising to return as Spider-Man. Why doesn't Holland voice Webhead in the new Spider-Man?
Several options exist. One is that Hudson Thames, while a talented actor, almost definitely earns less than Tom Holland, star of some of the most successful Marvel movies. Disney is having financial issues, so hiring a Tom Holland imitation to save a few million is good business.
Spider-Man: Newbie Year is a prequel to the Tom Holland live-action Spider-Man movies that explains how the MCU Spider-Man received his powers, lost Uncle Ben, and became the quirky hero we love.