Many are excited to see Spider-Man finally join the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes through the highly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War next year. However, as we await our first look at the “younger, contemporary” Spider-Man, which may not come anytime soon, the actor behind the web-slinger’s third cinematic portrayal, Tom Holland, is eager to start shooting his standalone film.
“Captain America: Civil War will be a brilliant movie, a huge movie and I'll have the support of the success of that movie so that I can go on to my own,” Holland told the press while promoting In the Heart of the Sea. “It was also a real eye-opener to what it will be like when I start my film. I think the problem with Civil War for me was that it made me 10 times more excited to start on Spider-Man, but we don't start for months so I've got to sit on that excitement for the moment.”
That excitement might explain why Holland was seen on the Doctor Strange set some weeks ago. Anyhow, filming for the next Spider-Man movie doesn’t start until June next year to be exact, which is just a month after Civil War opens in theaters. And while that Marvel threequel’s guaranteed success will certainly put Holland in a new spotlight, the British actor says he’ll try to stay humble.
“It doesn't feel real to me, but my life hasn't changed,” he said. “I wear nicer clothes occasionally now, but that's about it. I'm taking every day as it comes and there's very little prep that you can do apart from making sure you remain grounded and keep the people that are close to you close. My main goal at the moment is to make sure my work doesn't fall below a certain caliber. I want to make sure that yes, I'll do these big blockbuster movies but I want to continue on with the small, independent movies and make sure I don't lose touch with that side of the industry.”
Directed by Jon Watts, Marvel and Sony's untitled Spider-Man reboot so far stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and is scheduled to open in theaters on July 28, 2017. However, the friendly neighborhood web-slinger will first make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut briefly alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016.
Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016.