Captain America Civil War: New Clips Spotlight Spider-Man's Sense of Humor

Tom Holland as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War
Tom Holland as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War

Spider-Man Shows Off His Humorous Side in New Captain America Civil War Clips

Robert Downey Jr.’s feud with Chris Evans in “Captain America: Civil War” seems to have sunk his Iron Man into a super snit, the very sight of his friend-turned-foe turning his face red, white and blue with anger as he fumes: “Sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect teeth.”

As the Marvel heroes turn against each other in an apparent Fight to the Finish, one character swoops in with giddy good cheer.

Spider-Man gets more screen time in new TV ads this week for the blockbuster, which opens Friday, and we see now why the studio went for a younger, teenage version in Tom Holland. This Spider-Man seems to have none of Iron Man’s middle-age grumpiness or Captain America’s self-righteous angst.

Peter Parker is, it seems, just a kid glad to be there.

Spider-Man Acts Like a Giddy Teenager in Captain America Civil War Clips

In one spot, Spider-Man stops a punch from The Winter Soldier, then exclaims, “You have a metal arm? That is awesome, dude!”

Another clip expands on the trailer that had Spider-Man snapping up Captain America’s shield with a web and then landing atop a vehicle with a mild-mannered, “Hey, everyone.”

“Yeah, we don’t really need to start a conversation,” sniffs Downey in the new clip.

But Spider-Man can’t resist a shoutout: “Captain. Big fan.”

Tom Holland Follows Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in Captain America Civil War

The 19-year-old Holland was announced last year as the next Peter Parker/Spider-Man to reboot the franchise’s sixth installment. Previously the role was played byAndrew Garfield in 2014’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” and Tobey Maguire in a “Spider-Man” trilogy from 2002-2007. Holland is best known for his performances in 2012’s “The Impossible,” and the TV series “Wolf Hall.”

Spider-Man isn’t the only addition. Black Panther will showcase his impenetrable medieval  metal body armor that blocks a hail of bullets; Chadwick Boseman, who stars as the first black superhero in a mainstream comic book, makes his appearance in the crossover ahead of the Black Panther movie’s full-length feature debut in 2018; and Ant-Man makes a spectacular crossover debut in a battle scene in the trailer. Paul Rudd’s tiny hero shrinks to the size of an ant and mounts Hawkeye’s (Jeremy Renner) arrow to launch himself through the air.

 

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