Earlier this week, an image surfaced that reportedly features our first look at Tom Holland as Spider-Man, which will be featured as a part of Disney's D23 Convention this weekend in Anaheim. The authenticity of this photo has yet to be verified, and we'll find out soon enough when the convention gets started. Until then, Tom Holland himself has posted two videos that don't feature the actor in his Spider-Man suit, but do display some of the skills he very well may be using in the Spider-Man reboot.
Holland posted these videos to his Instagram page, which were taken on his family vacation. The first video showcases his impressive rock-climbing skills, which will surely come in handy as Peter Parker. The second features the actor pulling off a huge leap into water. The young actor only has a handful of film and TV credits to his name, and, impressive as they may be (The Impossible, How I Live Now, Wolf Hall), they aren't very action-heavy. For those who may be doubting young Tom's skills, these videos surely prove them wrong.
Tom Holland has already filmed Spider-Man's cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and, if the report from this week is true, the fans at D23 will be the first to get a look at this footage. Whether or not it comes online soon thereafter, either through an online leak or an official release, remains to be seen. Sony and Marvel have already issued a July 28, 2017 release date, but it isn't known when production will begin, although it will likely take place either late this year or early in 2016.
Marisa Tomei is in talks to portray Aunt May, but no other cast members or characters have been confirmed. A report surfaced last week that Kraven the Hunter will be the villain in the new Spider-Man, while an earlier report claimed that the studios want Matthew McConaughey to play Norman Osborn, a.k.a. Green Goblin. Whoever the villain may be, we most likely won't find out for quite some time.
Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are just starting to work on the script, but even still, it's likely that Marvel and Sony already know who the villain will be. Jon Watts, whose indie drama Cop Car hits theaters this weekend, is set to direct this new superhero adventure, and while there is very little we know of the plot, it has been confirmed multiple times that this reboot will eschew the familiar origin story, with Peter Parker trying to juggle his duties as a high school student and a masked crime fighter. While we wait for more on Spider-Man, check out Tom Holland's videos from his family vacation. Do you have more faith in his portrayal of Spidey now?