Fans can’t wait for May 6th to come around to get the first peek at Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Where has the famed web crawler been hiding? Will he be in the last 30 seconds of “Captain America: Civil War” a’ la Luke Skywalker in “Force Awakens”? Let’s hope not! Maybe his flight got delayed on the way to shoot footage for the teasers and trailers?
It turns out that Spider-Man not showing up in any advertising material was part of the licensing deal between Marvel and Sony, according to the directors/brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. This little behind-the-scenes detail was revealed in a recent Q&A hosted by Collider, a Youtube channel specializing in movie news. The Civil War directors had this to say:
“Part of the reasons of what was so secretive was that the deals were always lagging slightly behind how we were using the character. We were always in danger of upsetting the deal—there were still sensitive issues going on between the two studios that they needed to agree on. When we were casting Tom Holland, when we were screen-testing him for the movie there was a whole very involved kind of process that was under the radar and secretive, because of the fact that it was still a sensitive business issue.”
They went on to highlight why they can’t discuss Spidey’s costume: “The reason why we still won’t talk about [the costume] is that Marvel and Sony still have to work out what uses they have for the character, on a promotional level, on a commercial level. There’s still complications as far as that goes that involves business deals.”
So with all that uncertainty still swirling around the project, you may be asking how we’ve caught a glimpse of the famed hero? Well it turns out the actor behind the red mask, Tom Holland, has found a way around the rules giving us a look at his training sessions through his Instagram:
In this video, a very agile and acrobatic Spider-Man, (looking much more athletic than either Maguire or Garfield,) reveals one key difference: this Spider-man will be a brand new look for the character on the big screen. Will Tom Holland’s no-wires gymnastic training bring a new authenticity to the actions scenes? It appears so!