Marvel may be keeping Spider-Man out of the Captain America: Civil War promotional material, but make no mistake, he’s coming. Only two years after Andrew Garfield was swinging across the screen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Tom Holland is taking over the role for the MCU. While we have yet to see him in-costume, the actor is proving yet again that his athleticism is on point for the Web-Slinger’s third cinematic iteration. Take a look.
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In his latest Instagram post, Tom Holland shows off his flipping skills on an outdoor pad, specifically trying to pull off a "side summy." He has trouble sticking the landing, but he finally completes it in the closing seconds of the video, throwing his arms into the air victoriously afterwards. Spider-Man has always been an acrobatic character, and while there are surely stunt doubles to handle some of the more dangerous stunts during shooting, it’s always great to see that Holland can pull off some of the moves that ol’ Spidey can while fighting criminals. Since Captain America: Civil War wrapped up shooting months ago, Holland is undoubtedly getting in some practice for the solo Spider-Man movie coming in 2017.
This is the latest instance of Tom Holland showing off his athletic skills to the public. Even after participating in Captain America: Civil War, he’s been keeping in shape, from running to rock climbing to jumping on trampolines. He even went so far as to put himself through an electrocution workout, where he received shocks via belts strapped to his chest over 20 minutes. Okay, so maybe that last one was going overboard. Holland has been a rising star over the last couple years, appearing in movies like How I Live Now and In the Heart of the Sea, but no doubt showing the casting team what he was athletically capable of (he showed off his gymnastic abilities in his audition reel) gave him an edge over the competition.
While Holland’s feats are alway fun to watch, there’s still a lot we don’t know about his Peter Parker in the MCU. Still in high school and early into his career as Spider-Man, Peter will be the youngest participant in Captain America: Civil War, and it hasn’t been officially revealed yet how he’ll be brought in or who he’ll side with. One thing fans can definitely look forward to is Spidey being one of the main sources of comic relief, giving Holland and Ant-Man star Paul Rudd more of the funny material. Following Captain America: Civil War, we’ll watch Holland’s Spidey go adventuring on his own and fight one of the enemies in his massive rogues gallery in a "coming of age" tale.
Directed by Jon Watts and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, the Holland-led Spider-Man reboot (which also stars Marisa Tomei as Aunt May) will be released on July 7, 2017. Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.
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