Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has found a special way to deliver autographs to his fans. With just about two weeks before his film debuts, Holland is on his final push to promote Spider-Man: Homecoming, marking the first Spider-Man solo movie connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe following his memorable debut in Captain America: Civil War last year. Part of that push includes online, radio or television interviews, which means the more exposure of the actor to the masses, the greater the chances he’ll be swamped by fans in public.
Putting his Spidey senses to good use Thursday, Holland came up with a unique way to surprise his fans by taking a page, quite literally, out of the medium that made Spider-Man a famous character to begin with. In a video posted on Instagram, Holland notes how he’s been instructed not to leave his hotel, which has fans waiting out in front of it.
So, instead of signing autographs in person, the actor starts signing Spider-Man comic book pages, ripping them out and crumpling them up. But these “paper balls,” as Holland calls them, aren’t going in the garbage basket: He’s throwing them from his hotel balcony to excited fans on the street because, he says, “it’s sad that we cannot see them (in-person).” See the video below.
The comic page signature idea is thoughtful gesture by Holland, and will no doubt create special memories for the fans who took the time to wait outside his hotel for him whether they nabbed the special piece of memorabilia or not. Clearly Holland is intent on making a lasting impression on every fan he meets, including young patients during his visit in his Spider-Man costume at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
While Holland has been bursting with youthful enthusiasm since he burst onto the scene with Captain America: Civil War, these days he has plenty of reasons to be excited. Holland’s co-star Robert Downey Jr. says Spider-Man: Homecoming has been testing very well in preview screenings, and according to early box office tracking numbers, the film is expected to gross somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million domestically in its opening weekend. On top of that, Holland confirmed last week that Spider-Man solo outings will be a film trilogy; apart, of course, from the webslinger’s upcoming appearance in Avengers: Infinity War and Untitled Avengers 4.
With any luck, Holland will keep spreading his Spider-Man goodwill, whether in-person, at events, or from hotel balconies. So the next time you see a comic book page crumpled up on the sidewalk, pay attention to it. What some people may view as trash could end up being a Spider-Man-themed treasure.
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