‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Tom Holland Based Role On Marty McFly

Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland reveals that he based his role of Peter Parker on Marty McFly from Back to the Future.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is fully embracing the film’s John Hughes-like high school setting, channeling popular high school films of the ’80s.

In a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, Tom Holland revealed that director Jon Watts gave the cast a little bit of homework before shooting commenced:

“I think that was one of the things that Jon set out to do and its just a reflection on him, as a director, that’s he’s getting this kind of a response from it. He gave us a load of videos, old movies, to watch before starting shooting: Pretty in Pink, Back to the Future, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

“One of the best things about this movie is if you stripped away all of the Spider-Man scenes, there’s a really solid movie there without the superhero aspect about Peter growing up, going to school, struggling. So it’s a nice balance between superhero and kid at high school.”

Holland also revealed his key influence for his portrayal of Peter Parker:

“My goal was to try and kind of be our generation’s Marty McFly. That was what my all-time goal was, and I was actually lucky enough that a journalist said, ‘Oh, you’re kind of like Marty McFly in this movie.’”

Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

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 hits theaters July 7, 2017.

Source: Yahoo Movies