Watch Spider-Man Get Down Thanks To Tom Holland And Motion Capture

Spider-Man debuted in the MCU earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War, but he'll get a his full chance to shine next year in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Not only will he battle several super villains on his own, but he'll also get the chance show off his sweet dance moves. Okay, that latter one isn't quite a done deal, but you can still see the Web-Slinger tear up the dance floor in a new behind-the-scenes video. Check it out!

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Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts posted this video on Instagram of Tom Holland breakdancing while wearing a motion-capture suit. Seeing Holland demonstrate his moves is already impressive, but it's even cooler to see the digital Spider-Man on the monitor nearby replicating the same dance while Daft Punk's "Doin' it Right" plays. Watts also humorously asked Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo if big bad Thanos can "do this." If the Russos can somehow get a stunt double to break dance so that a digital Thanos can pull off those same moves, I will be eternally grateful. Hell, why limit this to just the Wall-Crawler and Mad Titan? Bring in other Marvel folks to contribute to the dance-off!

Of course, this video is just another example of how agile Tom Holland is, and it's doubtful that we'll see a scene of Peter breakdancing in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Oh sure, Peter Parker's abilities make dancing like that a piece of cake, but Peter is also shyer and more reserved when he's not wearing the mask. He also probably wouldn't want to draw too much attention to himself, or else there would be a higher risk of someone finding out he's Spider-Man. Then again, since there will be a homecoming dance in the movie (otherwise the title would lose some of its meaning), maybe that will provide the best opportunity for Peter to cut loose in front of his high school classmates. Whatever the case, at least Tom Holland's dance looks better than whatever moves Tobey Maguire's "edgy" Peter Parker was showing off in Spider-Man 3.

After taking part in the Civil War conflict with most of the MCU's other lead heroes, Spider-Man: Homecoming will see Peter Parker adventuring on his own in Queens, New York when not stuck in class. In this continuity, his first enemies will be The Vulture, Tinkerer and Shocker. The movie will feature a number of Spidey's supporting cast members from the comics, ranging from Aunt May to reportedly Mary Jane Watson, and Tony Stark will also return to spend more time with the teen he formed a bond with in Captain America: Civil War.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will spin its web in theaters on July 7, 2017.

Adam Holmes
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