Looking back, it is almost impossible to imagine the Marvel Cinematic Universe without Spider-Man -- even though he only debuted a year ago. Tom Holland's version of Peter Parker has become a fan-favorite following his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and Spider-Man: Homecoming is already receiving an avalanche of critical praise. That said, for all of his success, Holland's Spider-Man is not the cutest Spider-Man that we have ever seen. The particular honor goes to a young boy named Liam, who recently interviewed the cast of the new Spider-Man film. Check out the video below to see for yourself.
You would be hard-pressed to find something more adorable on the Internet today. After all, it is a simple (yet endlessly useful) marketing technique for Marvel: a young boy named Liam enters the press junket rooms to interview the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming and his cuteness perfectly bounces off of the cast's collective charisma. There are a ton of great moments from that clip, but the best is Liam seeking advice on how to ask Zendaya out on a date. If that doesn't melt your heart, then nothing will.
When it comes to an adorable stunt like this, there's no better hero than Spider-Man to pull it off. The reason for this is pretty simple: in the realm of superheroes, arguably no comic book badass has become more synonymous with youth and childhood innocence than Peter Parker. The actors themselves say it during their interview with little Liam: Spider-Man is supposed to be a role model for kids, and he is unquestionably the easiest comic book personality for a young person to empathize with and understand.
Even when compared to other young heroes in the world of comic books, Spider-Man remains arguably the most relatable superhero out there for kids. He does not necessarily have natural athletic talent like Dick Grayson, and he is also not a living weapon like Logan's recent take on X-23. Peter Parker embodies the idea of a real kid dealing with real childhood problems, and Spider-Man: Homecoming delves into that idea further than any other Spider-Man movie to date.
This strong thematic premise appears to have paid off for Spider-Man: Homecoming, as the film is currently looking at a solid opening weekend. Homecoming debuted to $15.4 million from Thursday night preview showings, and all eyes are on Jon Watt's Spider-Man reboot to handily win at the box office this weekend. The young hero definitely went through a rough patch in the years leading up to his MCU introduction, but things clearly have never looked brighter for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently in theaters, so make sure to check it out! Beyond that, make sure to take a look at CinemaBlend's movie premiere guide for more up to date information on the rest of 2017's major theatrical debuts!
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.
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