Today a brand new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming was released and offered fans an exciting glimpse at the wall crawlers first solo MCU adventure. Assuming the title role is Tom Holland, who was introduced to audiences in Captain: America Civil War as younger and more wide-eyed version of Peter Parker. In an interview with Variety, Holland discussed what separates his version of Spider-Man from previous incarnations of the character and discussed the possibility of appearing in the recently announced spinoff films despite the fact these projects are reportedly not set in the MCU.
Holland explained why he is fond of the character.
“Peter Parker is probably the most relatable superhero maybe ever, because he goes through something that basically everyone has to go through. Whether it’s puberty or talking to girls or doing homework, he does it in such a human way. That’s why he’s such a beloved character, because so many people can relate to him. If you ask any kid under the age of 10 what their favorite colors are, it’s probably red and blue, so he’s got both of those checked off.”
Holland compared his experiences of working on Civil War, Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War.
“They all feel like very different movies to me. “Civil War” was such a whirlwind, and I didn’t really know what was going on. I was thrown into the deep end. “Spider-Man” was the best time of my life. I was there with my best friend. We shot in Atlanta. We shot every day and just had an absolute blast. “Avengers” was crazy, because you’re on set every day with actors I never dreamed I would work with. I’m as much a fan as anyone else.”
Despite the fact that both the Venom and Black Cat spinoff films will reportedly exist outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Holland mentioned that he is unaware of whether or not he will appear in either project.
“I have no idea. I haven’t read a script. I haven’t seen any sort of concept art, so that would be something I would decide on when I see material.”
Holland explained what separates the Marvel Studios take on Spider-Man from previous portrayals of the web slinger.
“We definitely focus on a younger superhero. From the vast amount of superhero movies that we’ve seen, we’ve seen the soldier, the scientist, the billionaire, and now it’s time to see the kid. There’s something interesting in giving a 15-year-old incredible powers and seeing what he would do with it.
I strongly believe a 15-year-old would have the time of his life. It was important that we see Peter Parker enjoying his powers, but also using them to do good.”
You can read the entire interview with Tom Holland here.
It is curious to hear Tom Holland not outright close the door on appearing in the Venom or Black Cat films, though it is possible that he simply unaware of the fact that both projects are reportedly not set in the MCU, especially considering how often studios keep actors in the dark about the details on their productions.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.