In addition to featuring almost every superhero yet introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain America: Civil War” will mark the debut of a few more major characters: Black Panther and Spider-Man. The former, played by Chadwick Boseman, will play a large role in the film — big enough to warrant a few moments in the film’s first trailer. But the level of Spider-Man’s involvement, as played by Tom Holland, remains a mystery. We’ve yet to see a picture of Holland in the role and Spidey was noticeably absent from the first footage.
While speaking with Variety, Holland gave fans a bit of a hint about what to expect when he swings onscreen as the wall-crawler — and, according to him, some of it might look familiar.
When asked about how his Peter Parker compares to the previous two, Holland said, “The only difference I’m going to tell you is that I’m way younger, and at the moment, there’s going to be both things from Tobey [Maguire] and Andrew’s [Garfield] character that I’m going to steal. But there’s one very specific path that [director] Jon [Watts] and I agree on and we’d like to take the character down and explore his background.”
At 19, Holland is noticeably younger than Tobey Maguire (who was 27 when he first played Spider-Man) and Andrew Garfield (who was 29). The young actor also spoke about his reaction to the backlash he experienced when Marvel cast such a young actor in the role.
“Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and it just gives me more motivation to prove them wrong when I do start shooting the movie,” Holland said. “And hopefully I will and it would be good fun.”
Holland’s Spider-Man debuts in “Captain America: Civil War,” which arrives on May 6, 2016. Marvel/Sony’s “Spider-Man” opens on July 28, 2017.
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