After a lengthy stretch of rumors and speculation about Spider-Man’s involvement in “Captain America: Civil War,” we now know that the wall-crawler will be in the movie. Tom Holland will make his debut as Peter Parker in the film, which sees the heroes of the Marvel Universe coming to blows over a new law that would hold superheroes accountable to the government.
But that’s just what we gleaned from the trailer; if you want to know more about the film, don’t ask Holland. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the Spider-Man actor revealed that he knows very little about the movie.
“I don’t even know what Civil War is about,” said Holland. “I was only working on it for a week or two weeks or something. So they offered for me to read the script, and I said ‘No, I don’t want to read it, because I’ll be doing all these interviews and I’ll end up telling secrets and stuff. I’ve got such a big mouth.’ So I actually don’t know what it’s about. I’m going to watch this film as an audience member, rather than someone who is in it. I’ll be like, ‘I wonder what my bits are about?'”
Holland did share a story about his audition process, specifically the reassuring advice he got form his scene partner Robert Downey Jr.
“It was so intimidating,” Holland said. “But the thing was, I walked into the room on this soundstage, and they had this little set, and Robert took me aside and said, ‘Listen, I remember my screen test for Iron Man. I remember how terrified I was. Just think of it as an audition. It’s nothing too scary. If you get it wrong, we’ll just start again. No pressure.’ But that kind of raised the pressure a little bit for me. But he was great and super supportive, and because he said he’d been there and had been in the same situation, it made me relax a little bit.”
Tom Holland swings onto the screen as Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” on May 6, 2016.
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