In a world where everyone is trying to get everything out as quickly as possible, it’s refreshing when someone comes forward and asks that quality be taken priority over speed. This is apparently what happened with Spider-Man Homecoming, as star Tom Holland actually forced the delay of many action scenes so that he himself was ready for them, and so they would feel both “realistic and plausible.”
“My big thing was always trying to ground Peter’s powers in reality, which meant never putting him in a situation he can easily escape from,” Holland told TheWrap in an interview. “And that choice would [often] completely reconfigure the scene that we’d have to do, which would waste two hours in re-rehearsing.”
Holland truly meant this, and in the end, it actually got the respect of a certain co-star: Michael Keaton:
“I really stuck by my guns… and eventually they went with what I said,” he added. “Michael [Keaton] took me aside and said, ‘Look, that’s what I did in ‘Batman.’ I always tried to make sure that what I was doing made sense, and that I could possibly happen,’”
Holland said of this inspired him to keep going with this notion. While also admitting that it was a really good compliment.
Spider-man Homecoming arrives July 7th.