This past week, Spider-Man: Homecoming has really made its impact on the world with the release of a set of theatrical trailers and the announcement that the sequel to the movie would be coming in July, 2019. Produced by Marvel Studios and Sony/Columbia Pictures, this latest reboot of the hugely popular character sees actor Tom Holland stepping into the red and blue costume to sling his way across New York City, facing a new threat, Vulture.
Holland is quite new to the Hollywood scene, with previous acting credits in the likes of TV mini-series Wolf Hall and on stage with Billy Elliott the Musical Live (and, of course, Captain America: Civil War). Now, Holland engages with his fans whenever he can, and recently took to Facebook to take part in a live question and answer session. During the Q&A, Holland recalled how he and a close friend would argue whilst growing up about who would win in a fight against the web-slinger and the Dark Crusader. Holland explained:
“It’s funny. My best friend Harrison loves Batman. Right. He’s obsessed with Batman. For years, we have had an argument that who would win in a fight: Spider-Man or Batman. And the best thing is now, I can say, ‘Dude, I know that Spider-Man would win in a fight.’ And he’s like, ‘How would you know that?’ I went, ‘Because I am Spider-Man. I am. Like, I’m actually him, so I win’.”
“And then he was like, ‘So you think you could beat up Ben Affleck?’ I’m like, ‘Nah. Probably no’. You know, probably not. That guy’s big. I’d probably throw a quick jab in there. I probably couldn’t even reach him; you know? [Throws a jab]. I mean, what? He’s like 6’4”? He’s tall. He’s a tall guy. I’m a big fan of Ben’s, though. I’m really excited for the new movie, man. It’s going to be awesome.”
While Batman and Spider-Man have never had a full-on battle in the comics, the two did famously cross paths in the 1995 comic book series Spider-Man and Batman: Disordered Minds, by J.M. DeMatteis and Mark Bagely, which featured the superheroes' infamous enemies Carnage and the Joker, and explored the similarities between Peter Parker and Bruce Wayne's origin stories.
It would definitely be interesting to see Holland's wise-cracking kid superhero go up against Affleck's veteran vigilante, though we’re not entirely sure the youngster would be able to beat the strength and gadgetry of the Dark Knight. Still, it’s great to see an actor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe take such an easy-going stance when it comes to upcoming DC movies. Perhaps if Disney and Warner Bros. could do the same, the unthinkable could happen and we might actually see Spider-Man and Batman lock horns one the big screen one day.
Source: Facebook (via Cosmic Book News)
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