Tom Holland received praise for his performance as Peter Parker/Spider-Man when the character made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War. Now Holland will be the lead in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the wall crawlers first solo adventure in the MCU, but it appears the young actor also has an interest in working behind-the-scenes as well. In an interview with CNET, Holland expressed his interesting in directing a film and explained why he may not be suited for a particular genre.
Holland shared his love for the filmmaking process and explained why he would love to helm a project in the future.
“I love the process of making a movie so much as an actor that I can only imagine I would love the process of being the director. And I think I’ve always had a lot of good ideas and could really bring a lot to the table. I’d just like to be involved in a film from an earlier standpoint — whether that starts in producing and moves into directing, or directing into producing. I just would really love to learn more about the industry that I work in, and I think the best way to do that is to make the movies rather than just be in them.”
When asked if he would like to direct a particular genre of film, Holland revealed he is open to anything, though one genre may prove to be more difficult for the actor.
“I have a few ideas for little films that I’d like to do. Couple of thrillers and stuff, but I’m open to anything, really. Horror would be what I couldn’t do because I’m just such a wuss. I would probably scare myself [laughs]. But anything, really. I’m up for anything.”
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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.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.