Tom Holland revealed that he delayed the filming of several action sequences in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” to make sure they felt as realistic and plausible as possible. While the actor’s tenacity might have resulted in delays, it also earned him the respect of former Batman Michael Keaton.
“My big thing was always trying to ground Peter’s powers in reality, which meant never putting him in a situation he can easily escape from,” Holland told TheWrap. “And that choice would [often] completely reconfigure the scene that we’d have to do, which would waste two hours in re-rehearsing.”
“I really stuck by my guns… and eventually they went with what I said,” he added. “Michael [Keaton] took me aside and said, ‘Look, that’s what I did in ‘Batman.’ I always tried to make sure that what I was doing made sense, and that I could possibly happen,'” Holland said of his co-star’s reaction. “So it felt like something I should keep doing… but also a compliment at the same time.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” follows Peter Parker after the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” The film will focus on Peter attending a high school for gifted kids, his relationship with Tony Stark, and the threat of the Vulture, played by Keaton. This will be Holland’s first solo Spider-Man film in the six-picture deal that marked the character’s entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7. Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, and Donald Glover.