Even though they have had their flaws, we have still come to love them for what they were and how they presented their versions. Before Tom Holland was cast as the next Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield donned the costume and built a fanbase with their performance. With Tom’s recent comments about his portrayal, we might just get a mix of both the previous versions neatly wrapped into his.
According to Cinema Blend, Tom has a huge responsibility riding on him since he is playing one of Marvel’s most important new generation heroes. Spider-Man, over the years, has grown in popularity and today counted in the likes of Captain America and Iron Man. So when Tom was asked about his approach to playing the web slinger on screen, he only gave away a very little piece of information.
About his portrayal, he said that there’s a very specific path that he and director Jon Watts decided that the character would go to, as he will be “stealing” certain things from both the previous versions. He also spoke about exploring more of Spider-Man’s background and how both he and Jon agree on their approach towards the character.
We don’t really know what Tom means by exploring the character’s background since both Tobey and Andrew’s version did show quite a significant amount of history that Spider-Man went through and what really motivated him to become a crime fighter. Needless to say, it would be interesting to see how Tom’s amalgamated version of Spider-Man brings to the screen with next year’s “Captain America: Civil War” and his very own untitled solo movie.
There were some reports that Kraven, the hunter or Scorpion is being considered to be the villain in the untitled solo “Spider-Man” movie, however, nothing has been confirmed yet. Variety added that there was a lot of criticism on Tom Holland’s age as many mentioned that he was too young to be playing the role of Spider-Man, but it only further motivated him to work harder and bring forward a better version. The web-slinger will be debuting in next year’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
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