'He is to Spidey as Downey is to Iron Man' says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director
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How much does Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn love Tom Holland’s debut performance as Spider-Man in the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War? About as much as Star-Lord loves having sex in his spaceship — which is a lot.

Yesterday, Gunn hit Twitter to praise both the third Cap movie, which he described as “awesome,” and Holland’s portrayal of Peter Parker. “I think @TomHolland1996 is the best Spidey/Peter Parker ever by a country mile,” wrote the filmmaker, who is currently directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

When Gunn was later asked if Holland’s web-slinger was closer to Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield’s Parker, the director responded by describing the British actor’s take as “his own thing. He is to Spidey as Downey is to Iron Man, Ledger was to the Joker, Pratt is to Star-Lord.”

You can see the new, Spidey-featuring trailer for Captain America: Civil War, below.

Captain America: Civil War
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