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Watch Tom Holland Show Off His Spider-Man Skills

Spider-Man isn't the strongest hero in Marvel Comics, and he's not even the fastest, but what he does have going for him is agility. His reflexes, keen senses, and lean musculature allow him to not only swing and race from rooftop to rooftop in New York City, but also dance around bad guys until they get dizzy. We certainly expect this quality to be part of the rebooted version of the character who will soon be featured as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Tom Holland is showing that he has the skills for the role.

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Having completed his work on Joe and Anthony Russo's upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland is now on vacation, and has been posting videos on his Instagram showcasing that he's in Spider-Man shape. Above you can see him doing a bit of wall-crawling (which includes a nice little leap to a ledge), and below you can see him doing a bit of aerial acrobatics while jumping into a body of water.

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It's pretty easy to watch these videos and then imagine the same guy pulling off similar stunts in an urban environment while wearing red and blue tights. Obviously I can't speak to how acrobatic Tom Holland was before he was offered the opportunity to become Marvel Studio's Peter Parker/Spider-Man, but from the look of these videos it seems as though he has really committed himself to the part.

Tom Holland will be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, but it won't be long until he is called in to wear his special costume once again. Director Jon Watt's untitled Spider-Man solo movie is set to come out in the summer of 2017 - on July 28th specifically - which means that we can expect production on the reboot to start up around the midpoint of next year. Obviously Holland has a lot of time between now and then to get into even better Spidey shape. Maybe he'll get to a point where he can jump and do two flips before hitting the water.

At this point, not a great deal is known about the Spider-Man movie and it's script written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Marvel Studios has not yet announced who the villain will be (other than someone we haven't seen before), but what is interesting is that the filmmakers have talked about approaching it as a coming-of-age film (obviously with witty comedy and big action moments woven in).

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.