Tom Holland On Why He Is Doing Motion-Capture For ‘Avengers 3’

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' star Tom Holland explains why his performance as the wall crawler will use motion-capture technology in 'Avengers: Infinity War'.

Spider-Man Homecoming
In less than one month, Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters and depict the wall crawlers for solo adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, a number of fans are already looking forward to Spider-Man’s reunion with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, where many fans believe that Peter Parker will be receiving a brand new suit based on the fact that Tom Holland has been seen sporting a motion-capture suit while working on the film. In an interview with, Holland revealed that the reason his performance in the Spidey suit be done using motion capture technology is more practical than believed.

Holland explained that motion-capture technology will be used for his performance in order to facilitate the addition of CGI elements in post-production:

“I think that’s because my suit sometimes when you’re doing stuff where so much CGI is happening behind you, it’s easier to CGI everything. […] I just show up and do as I’m told. So, I think that’s because there’s so much CGI going on on that set that its easier to just paint the Homecoming suit onto my body rather than me wear and them have to paint over it.”

When asked if the motion-capture technology might be used to create a new suit for the wall crawler, Holland quickly debunked those rumors:

“No, it’s not going to be different. I don’t think so. It’s the same suit.”

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As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018.


Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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