Tom Holland on How Spider-Man's Youth Will Be Utilized in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING's Fight Sequences
We've learned a few things from a recent interview with actor Tom Holland did with THR. During the interview, he talked about how the character's youth will be utilized in the fight sequences for the film. Before we get to that, though, the actor was asked if Batman or Spider-Man would win in a fight against each other. Of course, he chose Spider-Man! He explained:
"Spider-Man, and I'm not saying that now because I am Spider-Man. It's been Spider-Man since I was a little kid.
"My best friend Harrison, his favorite is Batman, and for years we've had an argument on who would win in a fight, Spider-Man or Batman. I win every argument now. I'm like You know how I know? Because I am Spider-Man, so...shut your face.'"
It's no surprise that he would choose Spidey, but as much as I love Spider-Man, I'd have to go with Batman. Sorry, but it's Batman and Spider-Man just doesn't stand a chance.
Holland went on to talk about his version of Spider-Man and how he's different from the other versions of the character that we've seen on the big screen because of his youth. He explained how his Spider-Man is really just a kid and how that aspect of the character will be used in the fight sequences. He said:
"You've seen the billionaire, the scientist, the soldier. Now it's time to see the kid. And every decision we make on set is based off how would a kid react in this situation, so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that's almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It's all done kind of by accident. I think the biggest difference is his youth and innocence."
This is one of the things that is going to make this next Spider-Man film so fun. We got a taste of they way Spider-Man will fight in Captain America: Civil War, and we'll get to see a whole film dedicated to it in the near future. It will be fun to see how the battles between him and Michael Keaton's The Vulture turns out.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts, and it hits theaters on July 7, 2017.