Marvel's new Spider-Man is set to make his debut appearance in this May's Captain America: Civil War. We finally got the first trailer for it this past Tuesday. And Peter Parker was no where to be found. He's being kept under wraps for a future reveal date. But that didn't stop Tom Holland, who will take on the role of a high school aged Peter Parker, from spilling a few new details about his own standalone adventure. Talking with SuperHeroHype, the actor revealed where shooting will take place next year. He then went onto discuss what makes Spidey's presence in the MCU so unique.
Tom Holland will actually be returning to Georgia for Spider-Man, where he shot what will be an extended cameo for Captain America: Civil War. Though the movie doesn't have an official start date, it will hit theaters from Sony and Marvel in July 2017. Jon Watts, who made a name for himself this past summer with the indie cult hit Cop Car, is directing what will be his first blockbuster superhero movie. And while most of the action will be filmed on sets in Atlanta, there will be some on-location production taking place in the heart of New York City. Tom Holland explains.
"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."
It didn't surprise anyone that Spider-Man failed to make an appearance in the Captain America: Civil War trailer. It's likely that Marvel and Disney will handle his reveal in a similar fashion to Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Unfortunately for the studios, Vision's image first leaked online through promotional art. So we could get our official first look at Spidey before April. It's possibly that a costumed Peter Parker will get his own character poster a month or two before the movie hits theaters. Or, Marvel and Disney might make us wait until the character is on screens for the big reveal. It's a tactic Disney is using right now in terms of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Tom Holland had this to say about his own personal connection with Peter Parker.
"I have always been a huge fan of Spider-Man, and growing up, I had countless Spider-Man costumes, only two years ago did I go to a fancy dress party dressed as Spider-Man. I had this awesome morph suit where you can put your phone on your chest and spiders would crawl across the costume, it was awesome! He's always been a big part of my life and a big part of boys' lives because everybody can relate to him."
In Captain America: Civil War, the Sokovia Accords will act as the Superhero Registration Act, which demands that costumed vigilantes be regulated by the government and held accountable for their actions. In the original comic book storyline, this meant that a lot of superheroes were unmasked, outed and identified. The movie version is taking a slightly different approach, since everyone knowns the identity of each and every Avenger. That's what makes Peter Parker's Spider-Man so unique in the MCU. He is one of the only characters who still has a secret identity. And his character will allow the story to play with that aspect of the original source material. About that, Tom Holland had this to say.
"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."
While this is true on the movie side of things, Matt Murdock's Daredevil has also managed to maintain his secret identity. Though, it's not known if he'll make a cameo in Captain America: Civil War. That would certainly shake things up. We're also not quite sure how T'challa's secret identity as Black Panther is being handled. Unlikely Spidey, he was revealed in the new Captain America: Civil War trailer. But we didn't get to see him out of his mask.
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. What do you think of this new information?