It's been a big week for Spider-Man fans, with the first trailer arriving a few days ago, which was widely well-received. Star Tom Holland also took to Facebook this week for a live video Q&A session, where he revealed that he actually enrolled in a real New York City high school to prepare for his Peter Parker role. During the half-hour Q&A, the actor also made another surprising revelation, that he thinks his character could actually beat up Batman.
Of course, despite his contention, this showdown will likely never happen, barring some sort of miraculous merger between Marvel and DC. Still, during the Facebook Q&A, the young actor revealed that he has had a long-standing argument with his best friend, over who would win in a fight between Spider-Man or Batman. Here's what Tom Holland had to say about why he thinks he could beat up Ben Affleck's Batman.
"It's funny. My best friend Harrison loves Batman. Right. He's obsessed with Batman. For years, we have had an argument that who would win in a fight: Spider-Man or Batman. And the best thing is now, I can say, 'Dude, I know that Spider-Man would win in a fight.' And he's like, 'How would you know that?' I went, 'Because I am Spider-Man. I am. Like, I'm actually him, so I win'.And then he was like, 'So you think you could beat up Ben Affleck?' I'm like, 'Nah. Probably no'. You know, probably not. That guy's big. I'd probably throw a quick jab in there. I probably couldn't even reach him; you know? [Throws a jab]. I mean, what? He's like 6'4"? He's tall. He's a tall guy. I'm a big fan of Ben's, though. I'm really excited for the new movie, man. It's going to be awesome."
While we'll likely never see Spider-Man beat Batman in a fight, Spidey will have a nefarious villain to face in Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. Tom Holland revealed in a recent interview that the Vulture is "terrifying" when fans first meet him in this movie. It was also recently conffirmed that Peter Parker will be a sophomore in high school, which seemingly confirms rumors that this movie will kick off a new trilogy, with each movie representing one year of Peter's high school career. Sony recently set a July 5, 2019 release date for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2.
The supporting cast includes Zendaya playing a character named Michelle, while Tony Revolori is playing Flash Thompson, Jacob Batalon is playing Ned Leeds and Laura Harrier is playing Liz Allan. Jon Watts directs from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal producing. As for this proverbial "fight" between Spider-Man and Batman, it remains to be seen if Ben Affleck or anyone else at DC will respond to Tom Holland's comments. Hopefully we'll have more on Spider-Man: Homecoming soon, as we inch closer and closer to the July 7, 2017 release date.