Tom Holland says ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ fight scenes are “child-friendly”

Tom Holland and Zendaya are the cover stars of The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen 2016 issue. We already covered the highlights from Zendaya’s interview, so let’s focus on Tom Holland this time.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the interview is the way Holland described the fight scenes in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

How does Peter Parker differ this time from his previous two incarnations?

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.

I think I understand what Holland means… punching someone in the face isn’t something that comes naturally to most people, especially a young kid, but it’ll be interesting to see how this fighting style translates on screen.

Holland also spoke about his Spider-Man contract. It sounds like he’s signed on for three solo Spider-Man movies, with the option to pop up in other movies, like Avengers: Infinity War.

How many more movies are you signed on for as Spider-Man?

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.

And if you thought your nightmares of seeing Peter Parker dancing ended with Spider-Man 3… think again!

You’ve done a lot of dancing in your career. Does Peter Parker bust any moves?

Yes. There is a moment where he dances, and it’s so funny. It’s not good dancing. The internet has perceived me as this fantastic dancer. I can still do a couple pirouettes, but I am by no means a proper dancer.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter