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While we have yet to see the MCU incarnation of Spider-Man in any of the promotional material for Captain America: Civil War, and Marvel isn’t even sure they want to admit the character is even in it yet, Tom Holland is now talking about his experience filming his scenes in the movie. It seems as if Holland is viewing his work on Civil War as a kind of dry run for his own Spider-Man movie, which is good because he’s now more ready than ever to get to work on it.
While doing promotion for the movie where he co-stars with Thor, In the Heart of the Sea, (which is nice since that’s not happening in Civil War) Tom Holland spoke about the next chapter in the Marvel big screen saga, calling the movie "brilliant." It was also something of an educational experience for the young actor as, according to ComicBookMovie.com, it gave him an opportunity to see how working on a Marvel movie was going to be first hand.
It was also a real eye-opener to what it will be like when I start my film. I think the problem with Civil War for me was that it made me 10 times more excited to start on Spider-Man, but we don't start for months so I've got to sit on that excitement for the moment
Tom Holland had to have been excited already when he learned he had been chosen to take over the tights of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It’s been six months since that happened. Now, he’s had the smallest exposure to actually playing the role. The standalone Spider-Man movie is currently set for a summer 2017 release date, so Holland likely won’t begin filming that until this summer at the earliest.
Exactly how big Spider-Man’s part in the new film actually is, is not known at the moment. The early expectation, since Marvel didn’t even have the rights to the character when planning for the movie started, was that the role would be fairly minor, though more recently it has appeared the role may be larger. Although, with nearly every character in the MCU expected to take part in the Civil War, even if Spider-Man has screen time equal to everybody not named Captain America, the role can’t possibly be that large or the movie will be four hours long.
We’re looking forward to seeing the new Spider-Man nearly as much as Tom Holland is. Unfortunately for the actor, while his work on Civil War is behind him, we still have it to look forward to, which may make the wait the wall crawlers next movie much easier for us than it is for him.