Tom Holland's Childhood Spider-Man Pajamas Are Adorable

The world is currently awaiting the first official look at Tom Holland as Spider-Man - but that may still be months away from actually happening. For now, we'll just have to settle for the first ever Spider-Man costume that the actor wore - which happened to be a pair of pajamas:

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Holland has used his personal Instagram account multiple times to preview his Spider-Man skills - mostly in the form of acrobatics - but now he's posted this image that shows that the web-slinging superhero has been a part of his life for many, many years. Judging from the caption, it seems that Holland's mother never got around to throwing out her son's Spidey pajamas - and now the actor has a very special memento from his childhood as a result.

After being part of a casting race that took months and months to reach a conclusion, Tom Holland was cast as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Peter Parker/Spider-Man in late June. It was after that point that he then made his way to the set of Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: Civil War - the film where Holland where be making his first in character appearance. The actor will have the next few months to live Spidey-free, but by the summer of next year he should be deep in production on the brand new Spider-Man solo film that is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car). At this time, the only co-star we know who will be joining him in the feature is Marisa Tomei, who has been cast as the MCU's version of Aunt May.

This shot of Tom Holland's childhood pajamas is cute, but fans are surely waiting to see the real deal. The big question, of course, is exactly when that will happen. Given that that the character is expected to have only a very small role in Captain America: Civil War, there exists the possibility that he could be left out of marketing materials entirely, and only be shown for the first time on the big screen. On the other hand, his part in the 2016 blockbuster isn't exactly a secret, and his presence in the movie is incredibly marketable - so we may turn out that we'll be beyond sick of Tom Holland's Spider-Man by the time we actually get to see his performance in full.

Until Marvel starts being a bit more upfront with how they will treat Spider-Man's appearance in Captain America: Civil War we're just left to debate: do you want to see the new version of the web-slinger only after the movie is in theaters, or do you want to see it tomorrow if possible? Answer our poll below, and hit the comments section with your thoughts, feelings, and opinions.

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