Tom Holland Wants Captain America As Peter Parker’s Mentor In Spider-Man: Homecoming

By Diane Samson | 2 weeks ago
Tom Holland Wants Captain America As Peter Parker’s Mentor In Spider-Man: Homecoming

Could another member of the Avengers serve as a mentor for Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? After his superheroic adventures with Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Tom Holland wants to see how the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler would turn out if he was taken under the wing of Captain America.

Team Cap

It was Iron Man who recruited the Spider-Man into Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, so it is only right that Tony Stark will guide the young man into the superhero community. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the crime-fighting billionaire not only provided Spider-Man a high-tech suit, he also taught Peter Parker the importance of responsibly using his great powers.

Despite their disagreements (that led to a brief falling out), Peter Parker still looks up to Iron Man as his inspiration. However, Holland thinks that things would have been a lot different if Captain America became the first mentor of Spider-Man.

“He would be the best mentor I think. He’d be kind of boring,” he stated during a fan Q&A with IMDB. “He’d be very strict, I think. But starting with him would be more freeing.”

Having Tony Stark as a mentor did have a few disadvantages. Despite his new suit, Peter Parker was not allowed to use the majority of its features. The billionaire was also often not present to hang out with Peter Parker or even take his calls.

But Captain America (Chris Evans) also has indirectly become a mentor to Peter Parker and his schoolmates. Throughout the movie, Steve Rogers appeared a number of times, albeit on a television screen, setting up exercise challenges or to teach the students a thing or two about becoming an upright citizen.

More Captain America PSA

Speaking of PSAs, director Jon Watts revealed that Evans shot a lot more of those motivational videos that did not make it into the final cut of the movie. Fortunately, fans will get to see them all when Spider-Man: Homecoming gets released in Blu-Ray.

In an interview with Collider, the filmmaker assured that the unused clips will be included as bonus features in the home release.

“We put it together like it was the actual DVD that they show at the school, so it just is clicking from one to another to another,” he shared. “I just wrote pages of them ’cause I had Chris Evans for however amount of time, so I just feed him … I think we had a teleprompter actually, so he was just … It was like Captain America just showed up and had to do this stuff for the government… He’s just reading it off the scrolling thing and being like, ‘Are you sure you want me to say this?”

Watts did not say exactly what the remaining PSA was all about, but he did divulge that there are at least ten more videos that Evans has filmed for the movie. Considering that he is part of a universe where superheroes and supervillains exist, there likely will be a video on what to do when Loki (Tom Hiddleston) once again tries to take over New York or when Thanos (Josh Brolin) sends his henchmen to Earth to collect all six Infinity Stones.

Watts also talked about the final PSA that was added as a post-credits scene where Captain America talks about the value of being patient. He admitted that it is something that they have decided on the spot.

“When we were shooting, Eric Carroll, one of the Marvel producers and I just started laughing about, ‘What if we did one about patience and make that be a final thing?'” He revealed.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is now playing in theaters worldwide. Meanwhile, catch Holland reprise the role of Peter Parker in Avengers: Infinity War.

Also Read: Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Clarrifies Zendaya’s Role In Spider-Man: Homecoming

Photo Source: Facebook/Captain America

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Diane Samson is a graduate of Literature. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and television shows. She joined MNG in February 2016.