This has been quite the year for Marvel. They’ve had plenty of financial success with Avengers: Age of Ultron and the surprise hit that was Ant-Man. Before any of that however, Marvel made headlines when they agreed to share the rights of Spider-Man with Sony, further extending the reach of the MCU.
After a long search, with plenty of rumors, Tom Holland was chosen to become the new Spider-Man. Holland filmed his part for Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, which marks the first appearance of Spider-Man in the MCU. When he debuts, he will not only be the youngest hero around, but also the only one (on the big screen) with a secret identity. Even though Civil War is not dealing with secret identities like in the comics, Holland is excited about what it can bring to the story.
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.
After his debut next May, Holland will then take up the Spider-Man mantle in his solo film, which he is open to being a team-up film. The reboot is currently/officially untitled but that doesn’t mean they don’t know where they’re shooting.
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.
Although it’s still unconfirmed whether or not his solo film will feature any other Avengers, Tony Stark has long been rumored to be involved somehow. Robert Downey Jr. already has a relationship with the new Spider-Man, and Holland is hoping to work with him and others more in the future.
I guess they’re such easy people. They’re lovely people and Robert did my first screen test and he was so welcoming. He took me aside and gave me a little advice about the audition. Like with Ron (Howard), I just felt at ease with him, ‘cause he’s just a down to earth easy-going guy, and I can’t wait to get to work with them more. I’m really excited to get to work and be a part of that universe.
Spider-Man will make his debut when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th, 2016.
Source: Super Hero Hype.