Spider-Man finally joins the MCU in the eagerly awaited Captain America: Civil War, HeyUGuys caught up with Tom Holland at the UK premiere and quizzed the young actor on how he approached playing the iconic character.
“It was very difficult to not obviously copy what Andrew [Garfield] and Tobey [Maguire] had done, because what they did was brilliant. But I think our main difference is trying to make Peter feel like a kid. And in the film, you see a kid reacting to meeting the Avengers for the first time.”
Holland is the youngest actor to play Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man, both Maguire and Garfield were in their late twenties when they first took on the role, Holland turns 20 this year. Tobey Maguire did fine work in his first two movies, but he lost his way with the jumbled tone of the closing chapter in Sam Raimi’s trilogy. It’s hard not to feel a little sorry for Andrew Garfield; he proved to be an excellent choice for the reboot yet he couldn’t fully shine as he was repeatedly let down by weak scripts and over interference from the studio. Thankfully, Marvel will be making all the big creative decisions on Spider-Man: Homecoming, no offence Sony, but you had your chance.
Directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) and co-starring Robert Downey Jr, Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into cinemas on July 7, 2017. Meanwhile, you can see Holland’s first appearance as Spider-Man alongside Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie and many more when Captain America: Civil War hits the UK this Friday. US fans will have to avoid the internet for a week as Civil War launches in North America on May 6.