Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, discusses Tom Holland’s most memorable scene as Spider-Man so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kevin Feige explains Tom Holland’s most important Spider-ManScene from the MCU thus far. The actor joined MCU in 2016 as a member of Team Iron Man. Captain America Civil WarSony and Marvel Studios teamed up to create a new version of the web-slinger. Holland’s Peter Parker has been in six films. Avengers: Infinity WarAnd Avengers: EndgameNot to mention his completed trilogy.
Holland’s Spider-Man is one of the most iconic moments in the franchise, due to the number of times he was involved in MCU’s storytelling. This includes the legendary fight with Mysterio. Spider-Man is Far from Home, Peter’s heartbreaking death in Avengers: Infinity WarIron Man and he were reunited in Avengers: EndgameAndrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and his team-up to create the web-slinger in Spider-Man has no way home. According to Feige, however, Holland’s most pivotal moment as the Marvel hero came in his first standalone film, Spider-Man Homecoming.
In an interview with editor Nick Lowe that’s featured at the back of The Amazing Spider-Man #900 (via Direct), Feige reminisced on the 2017 MCU film and in particular the scene of Peter lifting rocks in an effort to not just survive but also stop Michael Keaton’s Vulture. For that scene, Marvel Studios chose to bring to the screen one of Peter’s most iconic moments from the comics. Feige claims that this was the exact moment Holland became Spider-Man in the MCU. You can read Feige’s full quote below.
“Yes, there was. For years and years. It’s lifting the rubble. [Steve] Ditko’s ‘lifting the rubble,’ and it has stuck with me my whole life, and from the moment I joined Marvel Studios, I was like, ‘We should do that in the movies.’ There’s a pit at the end of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man where he kind of lifts a heavy place [sic]They were standing on the pier, where Doc Ock is building his machine. But it wasn’t until Spider-Man: Homecoming that we said, ‘Oh, we’re doing it.’ That’s when Torn Holland becomes Spider-Man to me. Anyway, that’s the moment. Ditko’s angular metallic debris on Spidey, and water falling in front of him.”
Despite the success of his films, it is no secret that Marvel Studios’ take on Spider-Man is not without its flaws. One of the most common criticisms of this new version of the wall-crawler stems from overly associating him with more veteran characters in the MCU. Early on, Holland’s Spider-Man was linked to Tony Stark and was even presumably poised to be the next Iron Man for a while. In Spider-Man is Far from HomeAnd Spider-Man has no way homeHe teams up with Nick Fury, who is a Skrull impersonator, and Doctor Strange. What makes the aforementioned Spider-Man Homecoming scene so special—other than being lifted from the comics—is that it shows, for the first time in the MCU, how much Holland’s Spider-Man is capable of on his own. Granted, he has enhanced physical capabilities, but the scene is highlighting his will and determination in addition to his physical strength.
Marvel Studios has many more opportunities to show this side of Peter Parker than usual. Spider-Man 4Officially, the world is moving ahead. Following the events of Spider-Man has no way homePeter has no other option than himself. Doctor Strange’s spell helped everyone forget about their ties with the wall-crawler, and Peter is now completely dependent on him. While it’s still uncertain what exactly his next solo adventure will be, expect that Marvel Studios will further lean on his comic book history as Spider-ManDaredevil and Daredevil lead MCU’s street-level heroes.
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Source: The Amazing Spider-Man #900 (via The Direct
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