Since the day-to-day entertainment news cycle requires near-constant updates of superhero movie minutia, detail-starved fans are privy to a veritable buffet of information that might have been considered quaint fodder for a DVD supplemental feature just a few years ago. Instead, the rise of social media and its ability to get fans closer to the actors embodying their favorite comic book heroes has turned the smallest morsel extracted from an interview into a click-worthy piece of news.
That’s certainly been the case for details surrounding the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, especially since its star, Tom Holland, appears to know his way around the art of the sound bite, delivering quips at Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars and jabs at his fellow Spider-Men with the proportionate whimsy of a celebrity spider. The young actor has certainly taken to his encroaching status as a leading man in one of Marvel Studio’s 2017 tentpole releases, and with the film headed to theaters in just a few months, Holland’s willingness to gab about his experience playing the Wall Crawler doesn’t look like it’ll decrease any time soon.
Case in point: During a recent interview with ShortList Magazine – which already produced plenty of sound bites about his aforementioned Spider-peers and one bit regarding Michael Keaton’s propensity to spout Batman dialogue on the set – Holland was asked whether or not the Spider-suit was comfortable, or if, like Tobey Maguire’s Spidey would say, “It’s kinda itchy… and it rides up in the crotch a little bit, too.” As it turns out, Holland didn’t divulge such specifics, but he did give it a low ranking on the comfort scale.
“A solid three. It’s not comfy but it’s the Spider-Man outfit – it’s the coolest thing ever. You look like a badass and feel like a gangster. The Best thing is wearing it meeting kids – they genuinely think you have superpowers.”
So far, Holland has been generous with his time and his newfound stardom after nabbing the role of Marvel’s preeminent character. He recently visited sick kids in the hospital dressed in his Spider-Man costume, which suggests there is at least one huge upside to wearing an uncomfortable piece of clothing: It gives him a chance to spread a little joy amongst a deserving portion of his (and Spider-Man’s) core audience.
And who knows, with all the upgrades Tony Stark has placed in his young mentee’s new suit, perhaps when the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming rolls around, he will have found a way to make it as comfortable as it is versatile.
Source: ShortList Magazine (via Comicbook.com)