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Tom Holland reveals why he wanted his Spider-Man to "feel like a kid"

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One of the best aspects of Captain America: Civil War (opens in new tab) is Tom Holland's brand new Spider-Man; While the red and blue costume is familiar the performance is very different to past Spider-Men, and that was by design.

“It was very difficult to not obviously copy what Andrew [Garfield] and Tobey [Maguire] had done, because what they did was brilliant", Holland told HeyUGuys (opens in new tab) at Civil War's UK premiere. "But I think our main difference is trying to make Peter feel like a kid. And in the film, you see a kid reacting to meeting the Avengers for the first time.”

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Many critics came out of Civil War saying that Holland's Spider-Man is the best live-action interpretation of the character. I think it's a little too early for that kind of praise, but the webslinger gets some of the best moments in the movie and I'm now doubly excited to see what Jon Watts does with the character in Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: Civil War opens in UK cinemas on April 29, 2016 and May 6, 2016 in the US.

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Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.