Following his Marvel Cinematic debut in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland is preparing himself for his first standalone movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Filming is currently happening for the new movie, and while it’s still unclear when we’ll see the first trailer, Holland has revealed some new details about the kind of action our favorite web-slinger will be using in Homecoming.
Thanks to the recruitment by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, Spider-Man saw plenty of action in Civil War, as he went up against the likes of Falcon, Winter Soldier, and the Avengers leader himself and fellow New Yorker, Captain America. While he got tons of experience in that massive, epic airport fight scene, he was mainly on the defensive with his Spidey skills, never really pulling the punches himself. And according to Holland during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, that trend will continue in Jon Watts’ Homecoming:
“You’ve seen the billionaire, the scientist, the soldier. Now it’s time to see the kid. And every decision we make on set is based off how would a kid react in this situation, so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that’s almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It’s all done kind of by accident. I think the biggest difference is his youth and innocence.”
Not too long after Civil War was released in theaters, the original Spider-Man himself Tobey MacGuire revealed on social media that Holland’s take on the web-head is a “great as Spider-Man.” In the same interview, Holland said that he has yet to speak to MacGuire after his comments, or even the amazing Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, but has re-watched each of their takes on Spider-Man multiple times to prepare for his turn as the character:
“I actually haven’t been in contact with them. But it’s so lucky because I’ve got five movies that I can draw from. I watched every single one years before I even got cast in this movie. And then we watched them all again and just picked little things that I thought was great and that I’d like to keep.”
In my opinion, Civil War was pretty damn close to a masterpiece, and that’s why it’s a true testament to Holland for standing out in such a big film. In other Spider-Man news, it was officially announced that Michael Keaton, who was cast a while ago, is in fact playing the movie’s big villain Vulture, a character Sony has been wanting as a big screen villain ever since Sam Raimi’s canceled Spider-Man 4.
Also, look out later this week as we’ll have a post focusing on Zendaya’s side of the interview, where she revealed some interesting new details about her Homecoming character. Check out the full article on THR at the link above and check out a cool piece of it with the following video. Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7th, 2017 and stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Zendeya, Hannibal Buress, Abraham Attah, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, and Logan Marshall-Green.
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