Ever since his breakout appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland's rendition of Peter Parker/Spider-Man has captivated audiences. And with Holland's interpretation of the character set to anchor his own film with this summer's Spider-Man: Homecoming, both Marvel Studios and Sony are hoping the film will win even more people over.
"Well I love all my Spider-Men, and they all have different qualities that I think are really special." Pascal explains to Collider. The thing that they all are is that they’re all f*cking awesome actors. Whether it was Tobey, or Andrew or Tom, they can act like crazy. And I think that’s been a really important thing."
Holland has drawn frequent comparisons to the two actors, who have played the web-slinger in the Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man franchises, essentially since he was first cast. According to Pascal, the distinct differences between Holland and his predecessors are important, and came into play when casting for Civil War and Homecoming.
"I think youth was really important. We tried to find somebody who wasn’t English, but, there you are. We wanted somebody who looked like Peter Parker, and somebody who we’d have empathy for and who was trying really hard."
Spider-Man: Homecoming currently enjoys a 4.10 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. You can find the official synopsis below.
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, and Hannibal Buress.