Tom Holland Bigs Up Tony Stark’s Involvement In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Talks “Father-Son” Dynamic


Ever since the spectacular second trailer zoomed online, the Spider-Man: Homecoming camp has been transformed into a bustling hive of activity. We’ve had in-depth trailer breakdowns, screenshots, and a smattering story trinkets relating to Aunt May and Adrian Toomes, the former engineer who goes on to become the Vulture – cutting-edge wingsuit and all.

But the latest morsel of information to emerge online is not so much concerned with the villains of Spider-Man: Homecoming as it is the allies – specifically Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr.’s genius, billionaire, playboy and philanthropist that will soon be lending a helping hand to Tom Holland’s budding web-crawler in a few months’ time. Channeling their chemistry from Captain America: Civil War, the fan-favorite duo is set to enjoy a healthy amount of screentime in Homecoming – but how much screentime, exactly?

Screen Rant was on hand to ask Tom Holland that very question during a recent set visit. In short, fans can look forward to around “five or six scenes” featuring both Spidey and Iron Man, and if you’re been keeping pace with Homecoming‘s extensive marketing blitz, you’ve likely already seen many of those segments that Tom Holland is referring to.

Nevertheless, the actor went on to touch base on the “father-son relationship” that Peter Parker shares with Stark, and how Homecoming is set to show “a very different side” of Robert Downey Jr.’s franchise mascot.

I think we’re seeing the beginning of a sort of father-son relationship. Obviously Tony hasn’t got any kids, and Peter at this point hasn’t got any male figures in his life, so I think there’s a really lovely dynamic that Robert and I are forming.

And, no, let me take that back. I think Robert is more like a big brother than he is a father figure because he picks on him and he is down on him quite a lot. But then there is that level of him caring about him like his own, and Robert has really brought something lovely to the character. It’s a very different side of Stark than you’ve ever seen before.

Spider-Man: Homecoming makes a beeline for theaters on July 7th.

Source: Screen Rant