In last year’s “Captain America: Civil War,” Tom Holland’s Spider-Man stole the airport battle scene when he helpedtake down Giant Man (Paul Rudd) while referencing that “really old movie ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’” Shockingly, however, Holland himself hasn’t actually seen the movie.
In an interview with Yahoo!, Holland was asked whether or not he had actually watched “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.” The actor responded by saying that he hadn’t: “I haven’t seen ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ I’m not gonna lie,” Holland explained, adding that he actually hasn’t seen any of the original “Star Wars” films.
While his web-slinger alter-ego may be a bit of a “Star Wars” fan, the actor admitted he’s not really the biggest “Star Wars” fan himself but did enjoy “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.” The actor explained that he found those two recent films to be “great fun.”
Although he hasn’t seen the original trilogy, he is a fan of the “Star Wars” prequels, which is probably bound to cause some surprise among fans. Often viewed as the worst “Star Wars” films, Holland revealed that he has not only watched the prequels, but he actually enjoyed them when he was younger. “And I’m even more embarrassed to say that I loved those movies when I was a kid. Everyone’s like, ‘What? You liked those movies?!‘”
Holland, who stars in Amazon’s “The Lost City of Z,” which opens on April 14th, will suit up as the web-slinger again this summer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” before joining the rest of the Avengers in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” follows the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” The film, described as “a coming-of-age story,” finds Peter attending his high school for gifted kids, trying to impress his new benefactor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and also dealing with a pesky arch enemy the Vulture (Michael Keaton).
Directed by Jon Watts (“Clown”), written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (“Vacation”) and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover and many, many others, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.