We already knew that Tom Holland was a great, funny guy, but he heard him who is under-represented just strengthens his lovable nature. He seems to have a solid understanding of how to treat others with respect and often demonstrate a level of class outside of many Hollywood characters. I mean, he still wastes MCU secrets more often than most of his co-stars, but he's a good look at Marvel. They'll keep him. Add his latest comments on a potentially gay Spider-Man and you have a guy with societal progress on the brain.
Tom Holland has played Peter Parker / Spider-Man since 2016 Captain America: Civil War ]. Since then, he has proven to be a competent Spider-Man and invaluable addition to a franchise that so desperately needed him. He fits perfectly into MCU's tone, energy and overall vibe. They could not have nabbed a better actor.
In an interview with The Sunday Times (via HuffPost), Tom Holland answered a theoretical question about Peter Parker's sexuality and said "of course" that he was aboard the Spider Man identifying as gay if it was the future direction of Marvel Comics nature. It does not seem to his character in the movies Spider-Man but he added these thoughts on future representation in the MCU:
I agree. Popular culture should celebrate diversity and the cultures and perspectives that recognize differences inevitably bring. That's probably one of the reasons he wants Ironheart to join the MCU. Maybe through an interdimensional tear? She is a wonderfully cool character and has her step in as a new iron-clad whole in the 616 universe would be just as okay as the possibility that a more spicy version of her could slip through the tear.
Marvel begins to branch out and introduce new characters, many of which are so much fun and have become integral parts of MCU. We are approaching a new era of powerful new heroes who break the convention. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has talked about emphasizing diversity ahead, with Black Panther as just beginning. MCU also introduced its MCU's first open gay character via a cameo in Avengers: Endgame with several prominent roles in front.