Tom Holland recently delivered a solid performance in In the Heart of the Sea, but his career is going to take off in a major way next May when he appears as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.

In a recent interview to promote the Ron Howard helmed movie which also starred Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Holland talked about his excitement to take on the role of Peter Parker in 2017’s Spider-Man reboot and how Captain America: Civil War has helped to increase that in a major way.

“Captain America: Civil War will be a brilliant movie, a huge movie and I’ll have the support of the success of that movie so that I can go on to my own. It was also a real eye-opener to what it will be like when I start my film. I think the problem with Civil War for me was that it made me 10 times more excited to start on Spider-Man, but we don’t start for months so I’ve got to sit on that excitement for the moment.”

Unfortunately for the British actor, Spider-Man doesn’t start shooting until June, so he’s got quite a wait!

As for how winning the role has had an impact on his life, Holland went on to describe what it’s been like:

“It doesn’t feel real to me, but my life hasn’t changed. I wear nicer clothes occasionally now, but that’s about it. I’m taking every day as it comes and there’s very little prep that you can do apart from making sure you remain grounded and keep the people that are close to you close. My main goal at the moment is to make sure my work doesn’t fall below a certain caliber. I want to make sure that yes, I’ll do these big blockbuster movies but I want to continue on with the small, independent movies and make sure I don’t lose touch with that side of the industry.”

Going into 2016, we’ve to see so much as a single official image of the new Spider-Man, so here’s hoping we’re not going to have too much longer to wait for that. There is of course a chance that Marvel will make us wait until May, but it would be foolish of them not to promote the fact that Spidey has joined the MCU…

SOURCE: Belfast Telegraph