While Spider-Man: Homecoming may be the wall crawlers first standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have not forgotten the characters memorable debut in Captain America: Civil War. In an interview with Newshub, actor Tom Holland discussed why he is grateful that his version of the web slinger was introduced to audiences in the superhero ensemble film before landing his own solo movie.
Tom Holland explained that introducing Spider-Man in a supporting role allowed him to perfect his take on the hero:
“You know, it was the perfect way to start this franchise, you know? It was like the pre-exam, You know? if I got it wrong, I’d know how to fix it by the first one. So, I was lucky that I had the opportunity to just test the water a little bit and see what the fans wanted to see and it just turns out that they wanted to see my version […]”
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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.