Undoubtedly, one of the most exciting elements of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR was the introduction of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new take on Peter Parker/Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, was given plenty of spotlight within the film in order to plant the seeds for an all-new solo journey for the legendary Marvel character.
The excitement around this new take on Spidey continues to mount as his first solo venture SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING continues its path towards to the big screen. At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel presented some footage from the film, and at the show Holland took some time to elaborate on what Marvel and director Jon Watts have in mind for this new interpretation.
Here’s what Holland told Collider about their approach, as well as how the events depicted in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR directly tie into the story:
“This is a very different side to Spider-Man. Because you’re going to see a kid dealing with everyday problems that a 15 year old deals with, as well as trying to save the city. He’s conflicted because of what it is he’s trying to do and what it is that’s going on with the whole Avengers. In the universe. Because, obviously, after CIVIL WAR we still don’t really know what’s happening. And he’s in the middle of that world. So that’s very exciting to explore that. Also just to see a kid in high school figure out what to do with his super powers is really fun.“
Further elaborating on what the creative team is trying to do with SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, Holland also says that “We’re trying to bring it down to its bare bones. And make the most realistic version of a superhero movie we can possibly make.” This means stuff like watching him build his tech, seeing him run out of webbing and have to reload, etc. Making things feel real and tangible.
He also teased that The Vulture is mind-blowing. “You haven’t seen anything yet. You haven’t seen ANYTHING yet, It’s so cool!” Holland enthused. “He’s a real formidable villain, and it’s going to be pretty bad ass when you see it in full effect.“