Tom Holland debuted as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, and for the most part, reception towards his first MCU appearance was positive. We still have eight months to go until his iteration of Peter Parker returns to the big screen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but in the meantime, the actor has been donning the Spidey suit for a reason other than beating up bad guys. He recently visited some kids in a hospital to cheer them up, only he didn't get quite the response he was hoping for from one of the patients.
Accompanied by his Spider-Man: Homecoming costars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, Tom Holland visited the New York Presbyterian Hospital and "became" Spider-Man for some of the kids there, and he first visited a young boy named Nicholas. After unmasking, Holland asked Nicholas if he liked Batman or Spider-Man better, and much to his dismay, the boy gave the former as his response. When Holland asked Nicholas why he liked the Caped Crusader better, he simply answered, "Poo poo." Perhaps "poo poo" means that Nicholas prefers Batman's dark and brooding nature to Spider-Man's wise-cracking personality, but that's just a guess. Regardless, he still looked happy to see Spider-Man stop by in the Instagram video, so everyone wins.
This isn't the first time Tom Holland put on the Spider-Man costume to help out some kids. A few months ago during Spider-Man: Homecoming's principal photography, he visited the Egleston Children's hospital near Atlanta, Georgia for the same reason: to brighten some of its patients' day. That visit and the one earlier this week are just some of the ways that several of the Marvel stars have used their fame as superheroes to help out when not in front of the camera. For instance, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston visited a children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia, and while they weren't dressed as Thor and Loki (what a shame), they did bring a replicate of the God of Thunder's hammer, Mjolnir. There are plenty of other examples of these charitable appearances from the Marvel players, and whether you like this franchise or not, you have to admit that it's great that the actors are using their superhero status for a good cause.
Despite being one of Captain America: Civil War's many participants, Tom Holland's Spider-Man made a distinct impression during his short amount of screen time. When the movie concluded, Peter Parker was back home in Queens, bruised from the conflict, but now armed with new technology given to him by Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. Spider-Man: Homecoming will see the young hero balancing his high school life with his crimefighting activities, whether it's taking down normal criminals or battling super villains like The Vulture.
Spider-Man: Homecoming spins its web in theaters on July 7, 2017.