Fans aren’t the only ones keen to see Spider-Man join Marvel’s Avengers on the big screen, the young actor playing the new incarnation of him is super excited about slipping into the spandex as well – especially having had his first taste of the gig with a short appearance in next year’s much-anticipated “Captain America: Civil War”.
Tom Holland, the young star behind the new cinematic portrayal of the character, recently spoke with The Belfast Telegraph and said he’s eager to get to work on the first “Spider-Man” standalone film which begins production in June next year:
“Captain America: Civil War will be a brilliant movie, a huge movie and I’ll have the support of the success of that movie so that I can go on to my own. It was also a real eye-opener to what it will be like when I start my film. I think the problem with Civil War for me was that it made me ten times more excited to start on Spider-Man, but we don’t start for months so I’ve got to sit on that excitement for the moment.”
Holland is adjusting to the spotlight and is aiming to remain as grounded as he can be both in his personal life and career:
“It doesn’t feel real to me, but my life hasn’t changed. I wear nicer clothes occasionally now, but that’s about it. I’m taking every day as it comes and there’s very little prep that you can do apart from making sure you remain grounded and keep the people that are close to you close. My main goal at the moment is to make sure my work doesn’t fall below a certain caliber. I want to make sure that yes, I’ll do these big blockbuster movies but I want to continue on with the small, independent movies and make sure I don’t lose touch with that side of the industry.”
We’ll first see Holland in action in “Captain America: Civil War” on May 6th next year ahead of the standalone “Spider-Man” film which hits cinemas July 28th 2017.