Tom Holland Talks Spider-Man: Homecoming at CinemaCon
Last month, the new trailer for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War gave fans their first look at Tom Holland's Spider-Man, who swoops in to steal Captain America's (Chris Evans) shield. Fans have been buzzing about his introduction ever since, with those attending CinemaCon in Las Vegas last night in for another surprise. The actor made a surprise appearance at the very end of Sony's panel, where it was revealed that his Spider-Man reboot is titled Spider-Man: Homecoming. Sony has provided a new interview with the 19-year-old star, where he speaks about stepping into Peter Parker's shoes.
"(It's) the most surreal feeling ever. We're going to get to see a kid whose trying to do his algebra homework, but also [trying to] make New York a safer place, so it's a really fun balance between the two."
While other studios like Warner Bros. kicked off their CinemaCon presentations by putting their big guns up front, like WB's upcoming DC Comics adaptations, Sony Pictures' chairman Tom Rothman saved his best for last, which he added was an homage to the showmanship of the late Steve Jobs. The chairman first pretended to connect with young Tom Holland through a live Skype call from the Hollywood premiere of Captain America: Civil War. But the actor then walked on stage, introducing himself as the new Spider-Man before revealing new footage featuring this iconic Marvel superhero.
The scene shows Peter Parker returning home only to find Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) on the couch with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter is quite taken aback that Iron Man himself is in his living room. When Stark tells Parker that he's come to discuss the grant that Peter wanted. Peter asks if this grant involves money, to which Stark replies "It is well funded, but yeah, look who you're talking to." This scene was actually part of Captain America: Civil War, and not the upcoming Spider-Man movie.
Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei will star alongside Zendaya Coleman, who signed on for a lead role last month, although her character wasn't identified. Jon Watts is directing from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, with a July 7, 2017 release date already in place. Take a look at Tom Holland's video interview from CinemaCon below, and stay tuned for more on Spider-Man: Homecoming.