Tom Holland did not hold back in his early praise for Avengers: Infinity War. The 21-year-old makes his starring debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man this weekend when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters, but he already made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with a memorable supporting turn in Captain America: Civil War.
Infinity War and its 2019 follow-up are poised to culminate the three phases of the MCU while bringing together all of the heroes of the Avengers and Captain America movies, among others. Holland will be one of those heroes as Spider-Man, but the actor was sworn to an incredible level of secrecy -- even as he filmed his scenes. Still, Holland knows enough about Infinity War to build it up as one of the biggest movies you'll ever see.
Speaking in a new Q&A with the Toronto Sun, Holland spoke about his upcoming leading role in Homecoming and also about Infinity War. When asked about Chris Pratt's tease that Infinity War will be a "huge spectacle" that "transcends the genre", Holland essentially agreed and gave a typically enthusiastic response, teasing it as a sequel that is so epic that even hardcore Marvel fans won't be ready for it.
"It needs no teasing. That movie literally needs no teasing. It’s going to be the biggest movie of all time. Believe me; no one is ready for that movie."
Holland did, however, add that he doesn't know much about Infinity War and people don't let him read anything because he's "so bad at keeping secrets." Most of the interview centered around his role as Spider-Man in Homecoming, which he describes as a "reimagining" rather than a reboot. He had nothing but effusive praise for Robert Downey Jr., who was something of a "lead by example" type of mentor to him on the Homecoming set.
For Holland to heap such praise on Infinity War is not surprising, but nonetheless exciting to read. The movie will surely be a sprawling epic in terms of scale, stakes, and the number of heroes and villains involved. Spider-Man figures to play a pivotal role in that narrative, and the expected success of Spider-Man: Homecoming will only build more anticipation for his appearance in Infinity War.
Of course, Holland and Pratt can say whatever they want about Infinity War right now but it doesn't mean that it will be as great as they are saying. It will take character volume to unheard-of levels, and an overabundance of characters has bogged down superhero movies in the past. Hopefully, Avengers: Infinity War will overcome any potential problems with that and deliver as spectacular a movie as Holland and others are teasing. With Anthony and Joe Russo behind the cameras and the immense talent involved in the cast, the sequel is certainly in good hands.
Source: Toronto Sun
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018