If you’re going to play a superhero on the world’s stage, you might as well embrace it in your free time too. At least, that’s what Tom Holland’s philosophy seems to be when it comes to playing Spider-Man.
During an interview with Yahoo Movies, Holland spoke about all his Spidey swag and his affinity for blankets. “I have loads of Spider-Man blankets, they’re so soft. I cuddle myself when I sleep. I’m a method actor,” Holland said, seemingly joking about the cuddling part.
When he’s out and about, Holland finds himself inundated with Spider-Man merchandise nowadays:
“The craziest thing is actually walking through Target. Target [stores] have aisles and aisles and aisles dedicated to Spider-Man. I don’t look at Spider-Man and go, ‘Oh look, there’s me.’ Because that’s crazy to think. But now that I start to see these Spider-Man [collectibles] in my costume, it’s now starting to really sink in that I am Spider-Man.”
Making that fact sink in a little more is the reality that Holland already has a number of Spider-Man action figures of his own, and they greet him every morning:
“And I’m so sick of Spider-Man toys. Literally [in] my room, I must have about 15 different Spider-Man toys just dotted around my room. It’s weird, I wake up and I feel like I’m being watched by myself.”
It probably doesn’t help that his family’s go-to birthday present is now something Spider-Man related.
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. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.
Source: Yahoo! Movies