The Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer gave fans a first look at the reboot's tone for what is expected to be the first in yet another trilogy focused on the world's most famous web-slinger. With the announcement of Homecoming's sequel set to hit theaters in July 2019, the Spider-Man franchise has been given a shot in the arm with it's entirely new cast. Stan Lee has always touted Spider-Man as his favorite superhero, and has lauded Tom Holland's casting as perfect several times.
After Holland's MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War, the fan community has been chomping at the bit to see more of his lovable Spider-Man. Civil War marked the first time that Spider-Man was actually included in the MCU continuity (thanks to the partnership between Marvel and Sony). The Homecoming trailer reveals that Tony Stark will continue the mentor role that was established in Civil War, and that he (and by default, Iron Man) will have more than just cameo roles in the upcoming film.
During an official Facebook Live Q&A, Holland spent about 30-minutes happily answering questions and letting a spoiler slip between expletives. The actor credited his physical training from Billy Elliot as having prepared him for being able to do many of his own stunts in Spider-Man: Homecoming. While he was eager to do as much of his own stunt work as possible, there was one scene in particular where he was more than happy to let his stunt double do the heavy lifting, saying:
"The gymnastics and dance training from Billy Elliot really helped me and the stunt team design fight sequences that I could do myself. I was very passionate about making sure I did as much as I could. There was a few things that I couldn’t do. There was some time where they dangled my poor stunt double under a helicopter and dunked him in a lake."
After realizing his gaffe, Holland cursed, thinking he might have just given away plot details. Joking about how much trouble he'd be in, the actor continued describing the rest of the sequence and why he was glad not to be in the scene, adding:
"I was like, ‘Let me to it. Let me do it.' [But], when I saw him do it and get dunked in the lake, I’m so happy I let him do that one because that was the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. Can you imagine? Flying under a helicopter and being dunked in a lake? I don’t get paid enough for that s---.”
The first trailer revealed one scene with Spidey jumping over a helicopter, providing the perfect opportunity to show off those web wings; and another scene revealed our hero trying to keep a ferry from sinking. However, nothing in the trailer speaks to the scene Holland seems to think is a big spoiler.
Could the scene where Peter Parker looks injured on the beach be part of what he mentioned about being dangled from a helicopter? Given Vulture's lethal talons, what if the scene Holland described is really meant to to be Peter Parker caught in Vulture's grip with the helicopter being edited out in post-production?
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until next summer to find out just how harrowing it must have been to be dunked in a lake by a helicopter while filming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Source: Spider-Man Official Facebook
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