The Issue With Spider-Man’s Suit, According To Tom Holland

Few superheroes have a costume quite as iconic as the one worn by Peter Parker a.k.a Spider-Man. His legendary red and blue crime fighting uniform has remained relatively unchanged for the better part of the last six decades, and it has even made consistent silver screen appearances since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man hit theaters in 2002. It's as iconic as the character himself. Tom Holland is the latest actor to step into the Spidey tights, and he recently took a break from filming Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming to admit one major issue with the suit. He specifically said:

I break them quite a lot because I have to do a lot of stunts and flips and stuff, so they rip. So, I think, we have 20 suits, I think, that we alternate. This is, actually, what we would call a beauty suit, which means it's 'picture ready.' And then we have a stunt suit, which isn't as nice as this one.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation recently brought Tom Holland to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in order to introduce Spider-Man to a group of sick children. During his visit, Holland opened up about the nature of the Spider-Man outfit and admitted that the production has produced several suits for him because he's incredibly prone to breaking them while filming. Two types of suits exist: "beauty suits," which are delicate but legitimately look like Spider-Man's iconic outfit, and "stunt suits," which have a rougher appearance, but can be manipulated more when Holland flips around the set. Given what we saw from the Web Head in Civil War, we can expect quite a bit of flipping to occur when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters.

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In addition to Tom Holland opening up and giving us some brand new information about his suit, it's also just a treat to watch him hang out with all of these kids. Superheroes have become incredibly ingrained in our culture, and as such the actors who portray these modern icons have often taken it upon themselves to use their status as a means to improve the lives of others. Whether it's Chris Pratt and Chris Evans visiting hospitals in costume, or Robert Downey Jr. delivering a bionic arm to a child under the guise of Tony Stark, these actors have proven that it doesn't take superpowers to be a superhero.

Check out the full video of Tom Holland's visit to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta below:

If that doesn't warm your heart, then nothing will. One thing is certain: Tom Holland has already proven that he's specifically tailored for the role of Spider-Man, and we cannot wait to see what he does with the role in the future.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters on July 7, 2017. We will keep you up to date with all of the latest and greatest news related to the project as more information becomes available to us. Stay tuned for more details!

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.