Tom Holland on how he wanted his Spider-Man to feel like a kid

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Apr 28, 2016, 11:31 AM EDT

Being the third actor to play the role of Spider-Man since 2002 was a pretty daunting task for Tom Holland. So it must have been with a huge sense of relief that fans and critics alike embraced his portrayal of the web-head for his first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

Speaking to the good folks over at HeyUGuys for the London premiere of the movie, Holland also admitted how much he was aware of the work previously done by Spidey actors Toby Maguire and fellow Brit Andrew Garfield, and how he wanted to avoid copying them.

“It was pretty daunting at first, I'm not gonna lie. 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.”


From the looks and sounds of things (I’ve yet to see the movie myself), it looks like it was mission accomplished from the young actor and Marvel Studios. Just listen to Peter's exuberance at meeting/fighting the Winter Soldier for the first time and noticing his metal arm. "You have a metal arm? That is awesome, dude!!'



Tom Holland will return in the role of everyone's favorite web-slinger for Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming, slated for a July 7, 2017, premiere. Captain America: Civil War opens May 6.

(via Comic Book)