Variety caught up with Tom Holland last night at the New York Film Festival premiere of The Lost City of Z. Holland spoke about the Spider-Man: Homecoming costume, doing his own stunts, the possibility of appearing in Avengers: Infinity War, and more. Check out some highlights below.
On the topic of his Spider-Man costume, Holland admitted that it’s not very comfortable. But he knows how lucky he is to be able to put it on.
“The suit’s not the greatest thing, but sometimes when it’s uncomfortable, you just have to remind yourself of the long list of actors that would love to be in that suit and you just go, ‘do you know what, f**k it. I’m the luckiest kid alive,’” Holland said. “‘I deserve to be here and I’m going to give it my best.’”
Holland did many of his own stunts, but did have to call in the professional stunt men for legal reasons. Usually movie studios don’t allow their actors to do dangerous stunts, even if the actor is willing to. They can’t make a movie if their star gets injured!
“I did as many [of the stunts] as I could, but there are some things legally that I couldn’t do,” said Holland. “There were stunt doubles who were all very, very talented guys who really supported me throughout the process. Whenever there was a stunt that I didn’t necessarily feel comfortable about, they would step in and show my how to do it, and coach me through the process.”
As for if Spider-Man will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, it sounds like Marvel and Sony are still working out the details of their deal.
“It’s all up in the air,” Holland explained. “I believe some sort of deal is in the mix, but I’m unclear as to what that deal is.”