Knowing that Spider-Man will be in Captain America: Civil War gave fans renewed hope when it comes to the new Spider-Man franchise. However, it also begs the question of how the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming will work out since rights to Spider-Man is still owned by Sony.
Apparently, fans have nothing to worry about. In an interview with HeyUGuys while promoting Civil War, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained:
I've known all those people for a very long time. Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman, who runs Sony now, I've known for years. So, it's been great. They really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make [Spider-Man: Homecoming], but they've been great partners. So far so good on that movie.
If there's anyone who can reassure any doubts about the new Spider-Man, it's Feige. We'll take his word for it. Based on Marvel's creative decisions in past films, Tom Holland's Spider-Man is in good hands.
In order for this new franchise and partnership to actually work though, both Marvel and Sony have to remove all associations of Spider-Man to the past films.
Reassuringly enough, Tom Holland also confirmed to HeyUGuys at the Captain America: Civil War European premiere that his version of the web-slinging hero is completely different from Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire's.
The 19-year-old actor said:
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.
Holland's Spidey in Civil War did in fact come off as more youthful and fun than Peter Parkers of the past Spider-Man films.
So far, reviews for the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming have been positive. With Feig's and Holland's heartening words, fans can expect nothing less than an epic movie when Homecoming comes out in theaters on July 7, 2017. While short, Holland's Spidey will undoubtedly be one of the highlights in Captain America: Civil War on May 6.
Are you excited to see Holland play Spider-Man?