It’s safe to say that everyone who saw Captain America: Civil War agrees that Tom Holland did a pretty damn good job of playing Peter Park / Spider-Man. Everything about his character was accurate, and we’ve been waiting for our next chance to see him on the big screen. Spider-Man: Homecoming has finished filming and is set to head to theaters Summer 2017, but now he’s got some downtime to discuss a few things about his character, including his costume.
While in attendance of New York’s Film Festival for the premiere of The Lost City of Z, Holland opened up about how it feels to wear his own customized Spider-Man costume on the big screen:
“The suit’s not the greatest thing, but sometimes when it’s uncomfortable, you just have to remind yourself of the long list of actors that would love to be in that suit and you just go, ‘do you know what, f**k it. I’m the luckiest kid alive.’ I deserve to be here and I’m going to give it my best.’”
The guy isn’t wrong, i know i’d kill to get my hands on one of those suits. But he had a lot more to worry about than an uncomfortable outfit. His costume is one thing, but Spider-Man is capable of amazing feats. Some of which, Holland has a bit of trouble handling.
“I did as many [of the stunts] as I could, but there are some things legally that I couldn’t do,” said Holland. “There were stunt doubles who were all very, very talented guys who really supported me throughout the process. Whenever there was a stunt that I didn’t necessarily feel comfortable about, they would step in and show my how to do it, and coach me through the process.”
It’s at least nice to know we have a Spider-Man who is putting everything he can into his role, and that’s going to be important for any upcoming films he may be in.
Even though his next film is a solo outing, he’s now part of the MCU, which is a shared universe, so that mean’s we can expect familiar faces in his films, and vice versa. What many people want to know is, can we expect to see Spider-Man in future avengers films? Holland isn’t too sure himself:
“It’s all up in the air. I believe some sort of deal is in the mix, but I’m unclear as to what that deal is.”
We definitely want to see Spider-Man in the Avengers, and we don’t doubt Tom would be up for that too, but their deal with Sony is a major factor in all of this, so we’re hoping they really work this out and continue to give the fans what they want.
Regardless, we’re glad to see Holland easing into the role and enjoying it. We can’t wait to see how he does in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to release on July 7th, 2017; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 on May 4th, 2018; Avengers 4 on May 3rd, 2019.