It almost seems hard to believe that just over three months ago, we had yet to be introduced to the newest iteration of Spider-Man and the first to be involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland‘s portrayal of the character in Captain America: Civil War made a big impression on viewers, with some saying he was the best Spider-Man we’ve ever seen and that he was one of the breakout characters. Now, Holland is back in Atlanta filming his first solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, following an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con.
Following the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H, Holland was on the press line and met with plenty of reporters. At one point, he stopped to talk to io9. The panel featured the first bit of footage from the movie and at one point, Peter was shown watching himself in the airport fight on YouTube. It appears that he was not doing this just to reflect, but possibly study up. Why is that? Holland would not say.
That’s an interesting question and I don’t know if I can answer it fully. But it’s like when you go on holiday and you come home, back to school and you’re like ‘Wow, I wish I was on holiday again.’ And that’s all I can say without ruining anything.
What could there be to ruin? Well, apparently Scarlett Johansson was spotted in Atlanta, but it is unknown if she is there for a role in Homecoming, having an early meeting about Avengers: Infinity War, or simply just passing through. I’m not sure Holland is trying to spare possibly spoiling a Black Widow cameo, but as far as the rest of the teaser, it is fitting in exactly with how director Jon Watts pitched his ideas to Holland early on.
I remember sitting down with Jon, a year ago, and saying ‘What do you want to make?’ And he told me he wants to make a movie that’s real. About a real high school student and what would he do if he got superpowers? And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing. And I think that trailer really demonstrates Jon’s vision and what it is he wants to create and I behind it 100%.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017.