Not surprisingly, Marvel Studios have kept Tom Holland’s appearance as Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” right out of that film’s first trailer. It’s a surprise that will likely be kept under wraps as much as possible, not unlike that of The Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
In a recent interview with SuperHeroHype, Holland took some time out from press rounds for “In the Heart of the Sea” to talk about scoring the role of the wall-crawler:
“I have always been a huge fan of Spider-Man, and growing up, I had countless Spider-Man costumes, only two years ago did I go to a fancy dress party dressed as Spider-Man. I had this awesome morph suit where you can put your phone on your chest and spiders would crawl across the costume, it was awesome! He’s always been a big part of my life and a big part of boys’ lives because everybody can relate to him.”
One big thing that will make his hero stand out from the others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that he’s one of the few who has to keep his regular identity under wraps:
“I think one of the most interesting things about Peter Parker for us is that he’s the only person in the MCU now that has a secret identity, so we all know who everyone else is. I think it’s quite interesting to go back to that hiding behind a mask.”
Holland has also spoken about filming the Jon Watts-directed first solo “Spider-Man” movie which kicks off sometime next year in Atlanta:
“We’re shooting in Atlanta for most of it, because they have studios there and I think it’s cheaper to build a New York set than it is to shoot here, because it’s going to be very expensive. We probably will end up here (in New York) for one week or two.”
Speaking with Digital Spy, he discussed previous Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield and his portrayal:
“I haven’t [met him], but I’m a huge fan of Andrew and he’s said some lovely things about me in the press the other day. He did such a good job as Peter Parker and it’s really difficult not to copy him because what he did was so perfect and obviously there are going to be things that I might steal but I hope we get to meet and even work together in the future.”
The first of the new “Spider-Man” films opens July 28th 2017, but we’ll get to see Holland in the role when “Captain America: Civil War” opens May 6th next year.