The London-born Lost City of Z star, 21, was introduced as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. He dons the Spidey suit again to headline his very own film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, opening July 7. How does this Spider-Man differ from the previous ones? This is the first Spider-Man movie that exists entirely in high school. What makes Peter such a relatable character is that he’s going through these ridiculous changes in his life while having to remain normal and at high school. What’s your favorite new Spidey gizmo? I think little “Droney” is the coolest part, because it’s fun that he has a relationship with a drone. It’s going to be a really funny relationship between superhero and superbot, if you like.
Was filming in the jungle for The Lost City of Z harder than wearing the Spider-Man suit? They both come with their difficulties. Filming in the jungle is all-encompassing—there’s no escaping Mother Nature; it’s relentless. Then filming in the Spider-Man suit is similar because once you’re in it, you’re in it. You can’t go to the bathroom, you can’t drink water and it’s just one big sweat bucket.
Were you a Spider-Man fan growing up? I was a huge fan. Huge. I had multiple costumes and Spider-Man bedsheets. He’s always been my favorite superhero. The fact that I’m playing him now is so bizarre for me.
What crazy thing did he do in his Spider-Man audition? Go to Parade.com/holland to find out.