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First Spider-Man 3 set photo features Spidey double masked up

Tom Holland as Spider-Man
(Image credit: Marvel)

Spider-Man 3 filming is underway, and we've got our first official photo from the set, as shared by none other than Tom Holland himself. 

In the photo, Spider-Man is seen wearing a protective surgical mask over his typical costume mask. The caption reads, "Wear a mask, I'm wearing two…"

Wear a mask, I’m wearing two... Tom Holland (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by @tomholland2013 on Nov 6, 2020 at 10:56am PST

It's hard to imagine that Spider-Man's costume – which is made of a thin-stretchy type of material – efficiently protects the wearer from potentially-harmful droplets. As most health organizations have recently pointed during the COVID-19 pandemic, breathable material doesn't do much to protect the person wearing it or the people around them. So, good on you Spider-Man, for being responsible.

Holland shared the picture to his personal Instagram account, further proving he's now a go-to source for on-set photos – just last month he revealed the first official image from the Uncharted movie, where he'll play Nathan Drake. Give us more, Tom, we're starving. 

As GamesRadar previously reported, Spider-Man 3 just began filming last month in Atlanta. With COVID-19 still a threat, the entire crew will have to be safe during production, and it's nice to see Holland having a bit of fun with it. Spider-Man 3 is set to bring in Doctor Strange as a new spider-mentor, and Jamie Foxx is reprising his role as Electro, so expect this to be a pretty wild next instalment. Jon Watts is returning as director after helming both Homecoming and Far From Home.

Spider-Man 3 is set to hit theatres December 17, 2021, but keep in mind that COVID-19 may delay that. The entire schedule for Marvel Phase 4 is currently unclear due to the pandemic and its effects on production, but let's hope we get more sneak peeks at Spider-Man 3 soon. For now, check out our guide to the upcoming movies of 2020 and beyond. 

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.