When superheroes change from their normal clothes into their crime fighting outfits, it always seems to happen instantly, without them even having to break stride. When you're filming a superhero movie, it's apparently not that smooth. A new video has surfaced showing Tom Holland changing from Peter Parker into Spider-Man on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. We're...we're not sure we should be watching this.
This video was posted on the Twitter page of a Tom Holland fan group. We really hope that they're not stalking him, as this clip is taken at a distance and from an odd angle, implying that somebody is spying on the poor guy. We feel a little bad looking at Tom Holland in his boxer shorts when it's not clear that he knows this is even going on.
An alley is a traditional place for Peter Parker to duck into in order to perform his quick change into Spider-Man. We're guessing the scene that we're looking at, if this is an actual scene from the film, takes place early in the film. He may be still getting used to the new Spider-Man suit provided by Tony Stark, and thus, he's not the best at changing into it yet. We're sure he'll get faster, otherwise, this could be a very long movie.
Seeing a young guy changing into Spider-Man is hardly a new thing these days. While this is the first Spider-Man solo film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character has never really been put to rest in the nearly two decades since Tobey Maguire first put on the red and blue outfit. Tom Holland's portrayal in Captain America: Civil War was generally praised, but the actor only had to play the role for one extended scene. Whether or not he can carry the entire film on his shoulders still remains to be seen.
There's also a second video, taken from a slightly creepier angle, that shows us that the Spider-suit apparently fastens up the back, which seems like an odd way to do it. He'll almost certainly need help closing that up, right?
We're already looking forward to next summer when we'll get to see Spider-Man: Homecoming on the big screen. Spider-Man has some of the better villains within the MCU, which could help elevate the film in an area where the rest of the franchise has been somewhat lacking. With Michael Keaton in the role, we're already expecting great things.