Tom Holland talks Spider-Man's unique position in the MCU

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Nov 11, 2019, 1:51 PM EST (Updated)

Even though it’s understandable the powers-that-be want to keep Tom Holland’s Spider-Man under wraps for now, it was still a bit of a bummer he was nowhere to be seen in the new Captain America: Civil War trailer.

At least we've got some news concerning Spidey's new standalone movie and his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While doing the press rounds for In the Heart of the Sea, Holland revealed  to SuperHeroHype that the Marvel and Sony movie was set to shoot next year, and he explained why he thought Spider-Man’s position in the MCU is so unique. The young actor also talked (again) about his interesting connection to the beloved comics character.

“I have always been a huge fan of Spider-Man, and growing up, I had countless Spider-Man costumes,” he told us. “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.”

Whereas in the comics the infamous Civil War was caused by the Superhuman Registration Act, it looks like the movie will go a slightly different route, using the Sokovia Accords and Captain America’s (Chris Evans) conflict with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) over Steve’s BFF Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), aka the Winter Soldier, as a stepping stone for the hostilities.

Still, it does look like the question of secret identities will also come into play, even though the Marvel Cinematic Universe has more or less ignored the subject matter in all their movies so far. Holland said of Spider-Man’s position in the MCU:

“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.”

Filming on the untitled Spider-Man movie is set to begin sometime next year, and Holland confirmed it would shoot in the same location where the third Captain America movie was filmed.

“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.”

What do you think of Tom Holland’s views of Spider-Man in the MCU? Captain America: Civil War will blast into theaters on May 6, 2016.

(via SuperHeroHype)