The Marvel Cinematic Universe is making the most of out of finally getting their hands on Spidey. It’s been just a year since 20-year old Tom Holland first appeared in the MCU, joining Iron Man’s team in Captain America: Civil War. This year, he’ll be headlining the show in Spider-Man Homecoming. Now, he’s neck-deep filming Avengers Infinity War with the rest of the Marvel’s biggest heroes.
That’s three films in three years. Talk about efficiency.
Now, Tom Holland has opened up a little bit about his work on those films. In a brief interview shared by ComicBook.com, he said,
“They all feel like very different movies to me… Civil War was such a whirlwind, and I didn’t really know what was going on. I was thrown into the deep end. Spider-Man (Homecoming) was the best time of my life. I was there with my best friend. We shot in Atlanta. We shot every day and just had an absolute blast. Avengers Infinity War was crazy , because you’re on set every day with actors I never dreamed I would work with. I’m as much a fan as anyone else.”
The New Trailer – What To Expect
The second full trailer of Spider-Man Homecoming was shared this week, right after premiering at CinemaCon.
This trailer shows (perhaps to the chagrin of some fans) many more details about the film’s plot. We see more of Michael Keaton’s Vulture, an every man harboring resentment for “the people on top”. He builds the winged suit as a means of hitting back, after feeling slighted by people like Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, and seems to try convincing regular high schooler Peter Parker to join him.
We see that, after some kind of attempt to stop the Vulture aboard a ship goes awry, Iron Man swoops in to help. But disappointed with Peter’s careless attempts at superhero-ing, he asks Peter to return his Spider-Man suit. Perhaps this sets up the final act of the film where Peter reverts to his old “goggles” outfit. We caught a glimpse of that back in Civil War.
Despite winning the honor for what’s likely going to be the biggest superhero team-up film in the last decade, Holland has revealed that he hasn’t picked up any advice from the last two Spider-Mans. Apparently, the web-slinging alumni Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield never got in touch with tips on the role. That means that his acclaimed performance so far has been nothing but of his own crafting.
Holland did note, however, that he ran into Andrew Garfield at the BAFTAs and had a nice brief chat with him.
While people will likely continue to debate on whom the best Spider-Man is for years to come, Holland may very well be the definitive Spider-Man by the time Avengers Infinity War is over.
Spider-Man Homecoming comes out on July 7, 2017, with Avengers Infinity War slated for a May 4, 2018 release.