Tom Holland was a celebrity presenter for Dell at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. In the midst of shoring up what seems to be an important product placement deal between Sony Pictures and Dell, Holland also revealed a bit about Peter Parker’s best friend in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Holland explained during his CES 2017 presentation that Spider-Man’s mentor, Iron Man, presents him with a high-tech new suit that Peter isn’t entirely sure what to make of. Good for Peter than that he has friends.
“Luckily enough, my best friend in the movie, Ned Leeds, is a complete gamer,” Holland says, before explaining how Parker and Leeds use a Dell Inspiron to examine the new suit more closely.
Some of this statement may rub Spider-Man fans the wrong way. Peter Parker is usually depicted as a pretty brilliant scientific mind even a young age. For him to be so baffled by Iron Man’s suit seems a bit out of character but still within the realm of reason.
That Ned Leeds is a gamer doesn’t tell us much about his character either. There are few people who don’t play video games, be it mobile or otherwise, in modern society. However, Holland’s description seems to imply that games are more than just a simple pastime for Leeds. It’s unclear how being a gamer at any level would help him understand Tony Stark’s Spider-Man technology.
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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, Hannibal Buress, and Jacob Batalon.
Spider-Man: Homecoming directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters July 7, 2017.