The mentor relationship that Tony Stark shares with Peter Parker extends past the big screen, even showing up in press interviews with Spider-Man: Homecoming's Tom Holland.
Holland is currently doing press for the upcoming film, and during one particular interview in Berlin Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. decided to check up on him. The exchange was comedy gold, but Downey Jr. had a reason for calling in. Evidently, during the Berlin press junkets for Iron Man 3, Downey Jr. wore Lederhosen, and Holland adopted the same look.
Downey Jr. called Holland out for mimicking his style, but in his defense, Holland said he was working an homage. Downey Jr. also took a minute to talk to the interviewer, asking for confirmation that Holland was indeed wearing Lederhosen. At that point, Holland took back the phone and signed off, but not without being called a name first.
It was a highly entertaining segment, and you can watch the full interview above.
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.