Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman Praises Tom Holland's Spider-Man

When it was announced that Spider-Man would appear in Captain America: Civil War, fans were hesitant to the necessity of the character. Yes, the character was a major part in the comic series, but did we really need another on-screen Spider-Man so soon?

With his debut in the MCU, Civil War marked the third different iteration of Spidey in less than ten years.

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Tobey Maguire finished up his time as the character with the 2007 release of Spider-Man 3, which was not looked upon very kindly. Four years later, Andrew Garfield took on the mantle of the web-slinger in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. The first film, released in 2012, was a home-run. The second, however, became one of the biggest duds in 2014.

After a couple of poorly-reviewed films, audiences were left wondering if Spider-Man could be great again. Fortunately, Tom Holland knocked it out of the park.

Not only did fans love the young actor's take on the popular hero, but his fellow cast members thought highly of him as well.

Chadwick Boseman - also making his MCU debut as Black Panther in Civil War - thought Holland brought a fresh new energy to Parker.

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In an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com's Jim Vicardi, Boseman was asked what it was like to work with Tom Holland - and share the screen with Spider-Man. Chadwick had this to say:

"Oh, he's great. I think he's great. I can't wait to see what he does. His humor, the hipness of the character, the youth of the character, it's a fresh take on something that I really love."

Holland will reprise the role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, set to release on July 7, 2017. Black Panther fans, however, will have to wait a little longer to see Boseman back as T'Challa. His first solo outing, Black Panther, will hit theaters February 16, 2018.