According to Spider-man actor Tom Holland, the reason his suit in Avengers: Infinity War had to be digitally added was because it was too fantastical for real life.
With Peter receiving a new suit from Tony (Robert Downey Jr. ) at the end of Spider-man: Homecoming, fans have been eagerly awaiting for everyone’s favorite wall-crawler to dawn the suit. Finally, in Avengers: Infinity War, Peter is set to suit up in this new suit. However, since early set photos showed it off, fans have been wondering why it was digitally rendered. According to Holland during The Graham Norton Show, the suit isn’t real because it can’t be.
“Essentially, in this film, I have a new suit, which Tony Stark gave me, its an upgrade, and it’s too fantastical to exist in real life.”
While Holland first tried to have audiences believe that the motion captured suit was just for when almost everything in a scene was being rendered with visual effects, it seems as though his new suit will permanently be generated by computers. He goes on to describe what it was like walking in a motion capture suit while everyone else was on set in costume:
“Essentially I have to wear pajamas, I wear these pajamas with balls on them that light up. It’s super cool. It’s not. I’m on set with the Avengers who are wearing costumes that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, made by the best seamstresses you can imagine, and I’m there in a suit made by Marks and Spencer.”
When his costume was shown on the show, Holland couldn’t help but be surprised. While fans know him and many other actors were kept in the dark about Avengers: Infinity War, Holland claims that this was the first time he had ever even seen his costume:
“I just tell everyone. I just wasn’t allowed to read the script, I’d be on set and be working with actors and actresses that were just tennis balls for that day so I’d be texting people like ‘Hey, are you in this scene with Spider-Man?’ so I basically had to do a lot of background research to find out what I was doing.”
Are you excited to see Holland’s suit in action as much as the actor himself? What role do you think Spider-man is going to play in the story? Leave your answers down below!
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 Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.