This year has been a busy one for Tom Holland. The British actor made his Marvel Cinematic debut in May when Captain America: Civil War hit theaters. After the blockbuster premiered, the actor went straight back to filming as production on Spider-Man: Homecoming got underway in Atlanta. Filming wrapped on the project not too long ago, but it seems like Jon Watts misses those days. The director just shared a video from the set of Homecoming which shows Holland filming facial capture scenes.
The video is short, but it does show plenty of Holland to satisfy fangirls and boys alike. The footage focuses on a computer monitor that has various video feeds of Holland’s face showing. The actor can be seen sitting in a lit area just in front of the monitor and there are cameras surrounding him from all angles. Holland can be heard making a joke before he dives in shooting, and the reaction noises he makes are fairly hilarious without context.
Listening to Holland, you can almost hear the youthful charm of Peter Parker. The teenage superhero is said to embrace his age in Homecoming, so fans shouldn’t expect Spider-Man to have his karate game down pat. The hero will struggle against his adversaries and likely beat them on accident when he first gets started.
Earlier this year, Holland talked about how his more immature version of Spider-Man would differ from previous iterations of the hero.
"You've seen the billionaire, the scientist, the soldier. Now it's time to see the kid," Holland told The Hollywood Reporter. "And every decision we make on set is based off how would a kid react in this situation, so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that's almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It's all done kind of by accident. I think the biggest difference is his youth and innocence."
However, the actor did admit he absorbed parts of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire into his performance. “It's so lucky because I've got five movies that I can draw from. I watched every single one years before I even got cast in this movie. And then we watched them all again and just picked little things that I thought was great and that I'd like to keep,” he explained.
In the future, Holland will have plenty of room to explore Spider-Man and his ever-evolving maturity. The actor has already said talks are underway for a sequel to Homecoming, and fans are more eager than ever to see the first trailer for the blockbuster drop.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.