Just a few months after it was announced that Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, the actor shared two videos from his family vacation, where he was testing out his Spidey skills before swinging into action. It was clear to many fans even then that this athletic and acrobatic young actor would be a great fit for Marvel's Spider-Man, and that was before any training had began. While we still don't know exactly when production will begin yet, the actor shared yet another video on his Instagram page, where he's seen pulling off a number of impressive backflips. Here's what he had to say on his Instagram page, thanking the U.K. company GymAid LTD for getting to use their equipment.
"Thank you @GymaidLtd and GJTC for an awesome day and thank you so much for the awesome Airtrack mat. I can't wait to have a play. It was so good to be back in the gym so thank you thank you thank you for getting me started again!"
It doesn't seem that this is part of his official training regiment for Spider-Man, since he appeared to just be visiting the GymAid facilities. Given his impressive display, it isn't known how much training the young actor will actually need, but he will certainly have to undergo some sort of program to practice all of the Spidey moves he'll be putting on display. The actor revealed just last month that he had an accident on the Captain America: Civil War set, where he fell over and "bashed his face" in front of two hundred crew members.
There still isn't much we know about Spider-Man, except that it will take Peter Parker back to high school, while skipping the origin story that has already been told twice on the big screen. There have been rumors that Spider-Man will be the first of three or four stand alone movies, each of which will take place during one year of high school, with Peter juggling his high school life with fighting crime throughout New York. Fans will get their first look at the new Peter Parker in next year's Captain America: Civil War, but he isn't believed to have a large role in that massive superhero adventure.
Tom Holland is still the only cast member confirmed for the reboot so far, but we reported several months ago that Marisa Tomei is Marvel's top choice to play Aunt May. The actress' involvement has still not been confirmed yet. Director Jon Watts also hinted that another beloved comic book character, Miles Morales may be popping up in Spider-Man. There have also been rumors that Kraven the Hunter will be the main villain, but it isn't even known if the screenplay has been finished yet.
Jon Watts is directing from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, with Kevin Feige producing alongside Amy Pascal. Sony and Marvel have already set a July 28, 2017 release date, but it isn't quite clear when production may begin. Take a look at Tom Holland's impressive backflip skills below, plus photos of the actor at the GymAid LTD facilities.