Tom Holland will become the third actor to play Spider-Man on screen in 14 years when he picks up web-slinging duties next year for Marvel in Captain America: Civil War, and former Spidey star Andrew Garfield thinks he’s going to be just fine.
“Tom Holland is a really, really great actor,” Garfield said in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, citing Holland’s work in The Impossible as an example. “He’s this incredibly powerful, sensitive, wonderful young actor — and a dancer, so his body is the right [type].”
As for hanging up Spider-Man’s costumes after two films, Garfield said he’s looking forward to that too. “I’m just really excited to be a fan again as opposed to bearing the weight of it,” he said.
Garfield isn’t the only person excited for Holland to take on the role. Jon Watts, who will direct the 19-year-old in the Spider-Man standalone movie that will debut following Civil War, told EW that he thinks his new star is the ideal Peter Parker.
“He can be a real high school student. That’s why people love Spider-Man. He’s the most grounded, relatable of superheroes,” Watts said. “And Tom can really do that. He captures that. And he can do a standing back-flip. He’s perfect.”
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