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Tom holland talks Spider-man as the world watches the Civil War trailer…

November 25th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments


Now that you’ve watched the Captain America: Civil War trailer four or five times (seriously, watch it right now if you haven’t), you’ll be acutely aware that it was an action-packed two-minute clip with one glaring omission; Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.

Don’t fret too much though, he’ll be in the film. Holland, in fact, explained how he can’t wait to team up with the rest of the characters in the Marvel Universe.

“It’s very daunting, because obviously the first two guys were so great and they did such fantastic performances, so I’ve got quite a lot to follow,” Holland told IGN in a video interview you can watch below.

“I think I’ll have the help from the rest of the Marvel Universe and what’s quite exciting is when you read these comics that he’s in, he interacts with a lot of other superheroes. So I don’t know if they will — they might do — but I love the idea of teaming up with other people and getting to work with some of the cast that are in this universe.”

Also, in an interview with Superhero Hype, Holland spoke about his debut as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War. While he doesn’t show up in the trailer, he does have a role in the film.

“I have always been a huge fan of Spider-Man, and growing up, I had countless Spider-Man costumes. Only two years ago did I go to a fancy dress party dressed as Spider-Man. I had this awesome morph suit where you can put your phone on your chest and spiders would crawl across the costume, it was awesome! He’s always been a big part of my life and a big part of boys’ lives because everybody can relate to him.”

“I think one of the most interesting things about Peter Parker for us is that he’s the only person in the MCU now that has a secret identity, so we all know who everyone else is. I think it’s quite interesting to go back to that hiding behind a mask.”

“I guess they’re such easy people. They’re lovely people and Robert did my first screen test and he was so welcoming. He took me aside and gave me a little advice about the audition. Like with Ron (Howard), I just felt at ease with him, ‘cause he’s just a down to earth easy-going guy, and I can’t wait to get to work with them more. I’m really excited to get to work and be a part of that universe.”

“We’re shooting in Atlanta for most of it, because they have studios there and I think it’s cheaper to build a New York set than it is to shoot here, because it’s going to be very expensive. We probably will end up here (in New York) for one week or two.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.