Here’s why you won’t see the new Spiderman punch anybody in the film
In the upcoming Sony reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, Holland steps into Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s shoes, hoping to bring the franchise back to its former glory. (Did anybody even see Spiderman 3?) Relatively unknown, with just a few modest film credits prior to putting on the spidey suit for Captain America: Civil War, he brings a revitalizing youthfulness to the role.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Holland discusses how his Peter Parker will differ from the previous incarnations.
“You’ve seen the billionaire, the scientist, the soldier. Now it’s time to see the kid. And every decision we make on set is based off how would a kid react in this situation, so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that’s almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It’s all done kind of by accident.”
In our country’s divided times, that sounds very refreshing.
The ridonkulously adorbs Holland, who is a skilled parkourist (like, was he born to be Spiderman??) was a huge fan as a kid (he says he had 30 Spiderman costumes over the years, as well as Spiderman sheets). He petitioned for the role himself, after learning the film was casting, calling up his agents and begging for an audition, and then putting himself on tape.