The young Peter Parker himself, Tom Holland has revealed the early reactions to Spider-Man: Homecoming almost made him cry.
While Holland was introduced as the web-crawler last year in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Spider-Man to Marvel as it’s Spidey’s first stand-alone feature within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film draws inspiration from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man run and teen comedy’s of the past as it follows Peter balancing his dual identity of a budding superhero while navigating the everyday life of a teenager in high school.
Less than two weeks ago, the film was met with an overwhelmingly positive response when the first reactions from critics as well as many fans who saw early screenings of them film swung onto the web. Those early reactions praised the film as the best on-screen adaptation there has ever been (Holland’s being the third iteration of the character in the last 17 years). The reactions were then followed by the reviews for the film last week, which many critics continued to praise the film as a heartwarming adventure and a fresh take on the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man as well as Holland for his performance as the web-slinger, Michael Keaton for his terrifying portrayal of The Vulture, and the diverse cast who made the most out of their small roles. The film was officially rated fresh today at 93% with the consensus that Marvel was able to deliver a fun adventure that fits well into the MCU without getting bogged down by laying the groundwork for a universe.
In a recent chat with Collider, Holland opened up and revealed that those first reactions to the film made him feel so good about the hard work he put in for the film that it almost moved him to tears:
“I have been on Twitter, and it’s been blowing my mind. I woke up this morning and nearly cried. I nearly genuinely had tears rolling down my face. You’re on set for nearly 15 hours a day in that suit, and it’s hard work. Like, it really is hard – it’s long, it’s tough, people do a lot harder jobs. But, that said, I put my heart and soul into this movie and to see people enjoying it is so amazing to me.”
The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official synopsis:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. You can check out our review for the film here.