Next year will see Spider-Man make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he appears in Captain America: Civil War, played by British actor Tom Holland (The Impossible). The hunt for the iconic wall-crawler kept comic book fans on tenterhooks for most of this year, and the choice of Holland to follow Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield was met with a very positive response.
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When Hey U Guys caught up with the actor earlier today, they asked him about what it was like to take on the role of Spider-Man, and after revealing that Thor star Chris Hemsworth called to offer him advice on his impending superstardom, Holland recalled a recent injury he sustained on the set of Captain America: Civil War.
“No, no violence. It was my own mistake. I basically fell over and bashed my face in front of about two hundred crew members, so not my most heroic moment! It was luckily just before my last shot; they were like, ‘Roll cameras!’, I was getting into position, everything went wrong, and they still did the take anyway. It looks great and they’ll probably just CGI out all the blood, and yeah, I was very lucky.”
That sounds very nasty, and explains the markings across his face in the video above. Holland also reveals that he’ll be taking inspiration from the previous live-action Spider-Man movies, though pointed out that his hope is to bring something “new and exciting” to the role of the iconic superhero.
After showing up as part of Civil War next year, Holland will star in Marvel’s 2017 reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. To hear more from the actor, be sure to watch the video above.