The summer release of Spider-Man: Homecoming will be a new dawn for Peter Parker and Marvel. On July 7 we get to see for ourselves how Tom Holland adapts to the character for his debut in a standalone title. Following on from his terrific cameo in Captain America: Civil War.
But such is the confidence of the emerging English talent, he is already planning ahead in the franchise. With Bokeem Woodbine (Shocker) and Michael Keaton (Vulture) playing the villains of the piece, that pair act as the tip of the iceberg for what Kevin Feige and the producers at Marvel and Disney can use.
For Holland, he has his own ideas.
Tom: Give Me Kraven, Mysterio and Spider-Woman
Quizzed by Cinepop during the week about his own personal wish-list for new additions to the series, Holland outlined a trio straight away.
"There's so many good villains, I really like Mysterio, I like Kraven," he replied. "I really like the Clone Saga. I think it could be really cool if Peter, or Spider-Man has to fight people with the same powers as him. Spider-Woman's super cool ... I think she's called Spider-Girl who is his clone. They kind of like hit it off and they take their masks off and they're like... (shocked look) What the hell! They're like the same person, but she's just a girl. I think that's really cool."
Buried Boseman Struggling With Newfound MCU Fame
With the youngster taking his rise to stardom in his stride, another newcomer to the MCU is finding life more difficult to manage. Chadwick Boseman was also introduced during Captain America: Civil War. And, while he won't be appearing in his standalone title Black Panther until February 16, 2018, the 40-year old offered an honest appraisal about the erosion of his personal space and privacy.
"I'm honestly not prepared for the level of it right now," he explained. "I like being able to do regular stuff — go to the store, go shopping, spend time with my family in a restaurant. I can't really go anywhere and people not say, 'That's the Black Panther'. I don't really know what the (next) level of that is. I guess my way of seeing it is that to play people and make it feel real you want to still experience life in a real, regular way. It doesn't necessarily feel good to know you can't do any of that stuff. I'm just being completely honest."