In lighter, non-election related news that is touched with a bit of childish whimsy, it was revealed by Spider-Man Homecoming actor Tom Holland in The Hollywood Reporter what his contract will be with Marvel Studios now that he has been roped into playing the infamous Spider-Man.
Anyone who is familiar with Marvel contracts knows that, in a way, you pretty much sign your life away to play these characters for X amount of films. However, based off of the answer Holland gave, there appears to be a lot of leniency with regards to the contract making process and what constitutes an appearance per the contract:
They give you options, and those could be exercised whenever. Like a cameo in Avengers. I’m unclear as to which movies, though. I do know I have three Spider-Man movies and three solo movies contracted. But if you have another movie, Marvel is so good at working around it. They’re very respectful of your life, really. They understand that you have to work on other movies, and they try and fix it up so you can work around each other.
via The Hollywood Reporter
Usually one would think that solo movies would pertain to the character that an actor is portraying, so I’m a bit confused as to what constitutes a solo movie per Holland’s Marvel contract. However, this does let us know we’ll be getting Spider-Man/Peter Parker for six different films.
Considering past incarnations of the character, I know some people have been concerned about which direction Spider-Man is going to gravitate towards. We’ve seen the college version of Peter Parker in Tobey Maguire. We’ve seen a strange, overly attractive high school version of Peter Parker in Andrew Garfield. What are we to expect with this next incarnation of Peter Parker?
You’ve seen the billionaire, the scientist, the soldier. Now it’s time to see the kid. And every decision we make on set is based off how would a kid react in this situation, so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that’s almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It’s all done kind of by accident. I think the biggest difference is his youth and innocence.
via The Hollywood Reporter
I would definitely have to agree with the youth component. One of the things that I, as well as others, noted was that Spider-Man’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War was very much lively and full of youthful innocence. Here is a young kid dragged into a skirmish that he knows nothing about, but is just there having a blast. To see him deal with the repercussions of that as well as having to realistically deal with the violence around him while managing school will be a refreshing take on the character that we’ve grown up with in the comics.
We will get to see Tom Holland’s portrayal of the character relatively soon. Spider-Man: Homecoming will debut on July 7, 2017
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