Without question, the most talked about aspect of the recent “Captain America: Civil War” trailer was the reveal of Tom Holland in the new Spider-Man costume. Speaking with Forbes, the film’s director Joe Russo indicated the first look reveal in the film’s full trailer was always the plan:
“We always intended to (reveal him that way). We thought it was a great way to reveal him. I think people are going to be happy with him in the movie, he’s got a very interesting role in it. Part of the fun of Spider-Man is that this film is basically a war amongst the Avengers and Spidey does not have the baggage that all these other characters have. He enters the story after the conflict that is happening between the Avengers and that gives him a very unique place in the story.”
The costume was a point of contention, though not as much as some other superhero costume premieres in recent years. Speaking about the design, Joe suggests fans will be happy with how the design comes about in the narrative and that the costume could well evolve over time:
“The design of the costume is what it is. That’s the design that we love, it’s the design that Kevin Feige loves and so on. He’s a very popular character so it’s always going to be controversial, people are always going to love or hate what you do with him, but all we can do is make sure that we love it, that we are true to ourselves and true to how we feel about the character and then hope that everybody else digs it. And there is still effects work that needs to be done on it.
Without question. We like making strong choices with characters so while this might be a slightly more traditional, Steve Ditko influenced suit, it is certainly in our vocabulary to develop it into something more extreme as the storytelling requires. I think there are things that people will discover when they see the film about why the suit operate the way it does, why the eyes move, all that stuff is substantiated. Everybody wants the answers yesterday but then what would be the point of seeing the movie?”
The pair can’t wait to see how fans react to the inclusion of the webslinger in the new film:
“Part of the fun of Spider-Man is that this film is basically a war amongst the Avengers and Spidey does not have the baggage that all these other characters have. He enters the story after the conflict that is happening between the Avengers and that gives him a very unique place in the story.”
“Captain America: Civil War” hits cinemas on May 6th.