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Captain America 3: James Gunn Praises Tom Holland As Spider-Man

Marvel Studios unveiled the new trailer for this summer's Captain America: Civil War earlier today, and with it, moviegoers got their first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man (Tom Holland). A treat saved for the very end of the preview, the web slinger's cameo was a pleasant surprise, and only increased the already high levels of anticipation for Civil War. After years of fans dreaming of this possibility, Spider-Man is home and hanging out with the Avengers.

Holland is the third actor to portray Peter Parker in a live-action film, following Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. With five films featuring Spider-Man out there, the pressure is on Marvel Studios to make sure their rendition stands out and is different from what's come before. They're forgoing the origin story and making Peter younger than he's ever been in the movies. But how will Holland's performance match up to his predecessors? According to James Gunn, viewers will be very impressed.

The Guardians of the Galaxy director was raving about Civil War on Twitter and was asked by a follower what he thought of Spider-Man. Gunn offered very high praise, saying that Holland fits the part like Robert Downey, Jr. fit Tony Stark:

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