Tom Holland Discusses Why His Spider-Man is Different Than The Previous Iterations

By April 27, 2016

The film hasn’t even been released in the United States yet, but Tom Holland’s take on Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War has already been on the receiving end of enormous amounts of praise from both critics and fans who were lucky enough to attend early screenings of the film. As someone who’s seen the movie too, I think I can with some fair certainty that this is easily the best Peter Parker AND Spider-Man ever put to the screen.

During the film’s recent European premiere of Civil War as well, Holland Spoke with HeyUGuys about his take on the character, and what was most important for him to separate his iteration from Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s.

Here’s what Holland had to say about his version of the character:

“It was very difficult to not obviously copy what Andrew and Tobey had done because because what they did was so brilliant. 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. I think that’s one of the things people love about these films is seeing real life occurrences happen in these crazy films and that’s exactly what happens to Peter in his house.”

The actor sort of nails it perfectly here. While both Garfield and Maguire gave great performances as the character, the thing that makes this version so exciting, is that not only is he young, but he also gets to interact with all of the other characters available in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Getting to see him interact and act surprised about getting to fight Captain America or about Bucky having a metal arm, elevates the character’s onscreen energy and charisma to an indescribable level. It’s an aspect of the movie that I think everyone will be in total agreement on by the time the film comes out, not only stole the show, but is enough to  get even the most burned out fans excited to see Spider-Man and Peter Parker onscreen again.

Holland will make his onscreen debut as the character in Captain America: Civil War on May 6th, before getting his own film in Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Can’t wait to see Civil War but I’ll wait to crown him the Top Spidy till the Stand Alone!