Tom Holland on What Sets His Spider-Man Apart From Other Superheroes

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Tom Holland, a 19-year old British actor, is going to be playing Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, as well as his own solo film as the web-slinging hero. Holland will be the third actor in about a decade to play Spider-Man, and he's putting a different spin on the beloved character. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Holland explained that his version of the character will be more relatable and less dark than most modern superheroes:

"It's not The Dark Knight. One of the special things about what we're doing to try and create is that you're going to see the biggest independent film ever. It's not going to be an epic thing; it's going to be a film surrounded by these incredible things, but that follows this boy and his life. Peter Parker is a favorite of many because everyone can relate to him, and we're going to try to make everyone relate to our Peter Parker."

Marvel picked Tom Holland over the huge pile of actors that auditioned for the role, so I have no doubt that he'll be able to deliver as Spider-Man. And from Hollands statements, it seems that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is trying to get back to the roots of what the character is – a regular high school nerd that just happened to get bitten by a radioactive spider. It could happen to any of us.

The original comics meant for Peter Parker to be a very real and relatable character, dealing with the stress and insecurities that people his age deal with. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how Tom Holland handles this version of the character, and we'll get our first glimpse in Captain America: Civil War.