Spider-Man: Homecoming star says Tom Holland says he got very emotional reading the first reactions online to his solo webslinger film. Holland, of course, is not a complete newbie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to his short but key appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. But with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland has officially arrived in the big leagues with his own Spider-Man solo film – and for a little added pressure, he’s following in the huge footsteps left by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield..
As Holland’s been counting down the final few days before the opening of Spider-Man: Homecoming, early reactions and reviews for this MCU adventure are starting to pour in, and the reception of the film has been overwhelmingly positive. According to the actor himself, the response to Homecoming has very much affected Holland too, in the best way/
In an interview with Collider, Holland says he tracked initial reactions to Homecoming, and all the love the picture received off the bat got nearly got him choked up:
“I have been on Twitter and it’s been blowing my mind. I woke up this morning and nearly cried. I genuinely nearly had tears falling down my face. You’re on set for 15 hours a day in that suit and it’s hard work. It really is hard. It’s long, its tough – people do a lot harder jobs – but, that said, I put my heart and soul in this movie, and to see that people are enjoying it is so amazing to me.”
It’s great to see Holland’s genuine enthusiasm and thankfulness for the reception for the film. As successful as MCU’s offerings have been in the past, no film is a sure thing, and the 21-year-old actor – despite having Robert Downey Jr. in a pivotal supporting role – undoubtedly had a lot of riding on his shoulders coming in. With any lead role in a Hollywood film comes great responsibility (especially with a character as iconic as Peter Parker/Spider-Man), and by all indications, Holland handled the daunting task to take Spider-Man to new heights like a seasoned professional.
Lucky for Holland, more good news appears to be headed his way. Spider-Man: Homecoming is tracking to open in the neighborhood of $100 million at the box office this weekend – and if fans are minding the film’s “Certified Fresh” 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it could potentially pull in more. With a start like that, look for Holland to leap ahead with boundless enthusiasm as he reprises Spidey in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 and again in the as-yet untitled Avengers 4 and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (both of which are arriving in 2019).
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