The New York Film Festival came to a close on Saturday with “The Lost City of Z,” James Gray’s exploration adventure tale which boasts a strong cast – one of them being new Spider-Man himself Tom Holland.
Speaking with Variety at the premiere, Holland admits that the Spider-Man outfit he dons in next year’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is not that comfy, but he’s happy to put up with it considering the position he’s in:
“The suit’s not the greatest thing, but sometimes when it’s uncomfortable, you just have to remind yourself of the long list of actors that would love to be in that suit and you just go, ‘do you know what, f–k it. I’m the luckiest kid alive. Ideserve to be here and I’m going to give it my best.'”
Holland, a trained gymnast, did much of his own stunt work on the film but, at times, had to hand it over to the actual stunt guys – not because he wasn’t keen, more for insurance purposes:
“I did as many [of the stunts] as I could, but there are some things legally that I couldn’t do. There were stunt doubles who were all very, very talented guys who really supported me throughout the process. Whenever there was a stunt that I didn’t necessarily feel comfortable about, they would step in and show my how to do it, and coach me through the process.”
Holland made his introduction as Spider-Man in last summer’s “Captain America: Civil War,” but says he’s not sure when he’ll make another appearance in a future Avengers film:
“It’s all up in the air. I believe some sort of deal is in the mix, but I’m unclear as to what that deal is.”
He is clear on a sequel to Spider-Man though, telling WWD there’s already been discussions about it:
“My next project, I can’t tell you about, but we’ve just finished ‘Spider-Man’ and we’re talking about the second one and who the villain is going to be and where we’re going.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is slated to open July next year.