When it was announced that Sony had agreed to let Spider-Man join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there will millions of delighted fans all over the world, hoping to see the character get the treatment he deserves. However, a lot of these fans than voiced their disappointment, when it was confirmed that we were once again going to see a teenage Peter Parker appearing.
Comic book movie fans have grown tired of seeing the some old Spider-Man origins story, so were disappointed when it was announced that British teen actor Tom Holland had been cast in the role. However, Marvel president Kevin Feige has now explained the thought process behind having a teenage Peter Parker and how Tom Holland bagged the role.
Feige explained, "This kid basically feels like he hit the jackpot. The most famous man in the world, Tony Stark, asks him to go to Germany and participate with the Avengers and he loves every minute of it. That’s fun. That’s who Spider-Man is, and we can and will do much more of this in Spider-Man: Homecoming. You saw it in the comics; he constantly talks. In Civil War he goes up against Falcon and at one point Falcon says, “I don’t know if you’ve been in a fight before, but there’s usually not this much talking.”
He added, "That’s Spider-Man to us. That’s what we love. Tom Holland, God bless him, is that in real life. This amazing young English actor who was brought over here, got into our audition process and suddenly found himself in a room, doing a scene with Robert Downey. I swear it, the exact dynamic that we wanted between Peter Parker and Tony Stark, we had between Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr."
The appearance of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War has already impressed the majority of fans, who cannot wait to see the character getting his own standalone movie within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit the big screen on July 7, 2017 in the US and July 28, 2017 in the UK.