With Captain America: Civil War finally premiering in theaters, many fans and critics alike have praised it for being a great comic book movie. However, one of the most praised aspects of the film was the introduction of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, whose performance was said by many to have stolen the show.
Civil War introduced a new version of Spider-Man to the big screen considering this was Spidey’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Due to this, executive producer Kevin Feige was able to alter this Spider-Man in comparison to both previous versions of the character as well as the other heroes currently in the MCU.
Kevin Feige spoke on the matter, mentioning how the young hero’s motives differ than those of the other experienced heroes. Specifically, Feige said:
“His presence in Civil War was meant to be the counterpoint. The other heroes have a lot of history together. They have a lot of angst, they have a lot of geopolitical issues that they’re dealing with, and it’s heavy. This kid basically feels like he hit the jackpot. The most famous man in the world, Tony Stark, asks him to go to Germany and participate with the Avengers and he loves every minute of it.”
Throughout the entirety of Holland’s performance in Civil War, one characteristic that remained persistent was Peters enthusiasm and excitement for this new opportunity as a hero. According to Feige, this excitement was only touched on in Civil War and will be expanded in Spider-Man’s upcoming solo film. Viewers can except Spider-Man’s enthusiasm, quick wit, and jokes to be present in his future appearances in the MCU.
Spiderman: Homecoming will premiere in theaters on July 7th, 2017.