Tom Holland Shows Off His Parkour Skills Behind the Scenes of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
On Saturday he shared a couple of videos on his Instagram, taken behind the scenes of his new film. One of them features him sitting solemnly in front of a huge green screen, with flickering orange lights playing over his face that are probably supposed to give the look of flames somewhere in the distance. There also seems to be a large silhouette of a person that takes up most of the green screen-- a member of the crew standing in the way of the lights? Another character in the film giving Parker a pep talk? Uncle Ben’s ghost having a “Simba, remember who you are” moment?
But that's not the only peek we get behind the curtain of Homecoming. Another video shows Holland’s stunt coordinator coaching him on a couple moves, and then Holland shows off his flipping skills, bouncing up into the air from a small trampoline and turning completely upside-down, before landing with a Spidey flourish.
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Allowing actors to do their own stunts is a big risk that companies rarely choose to do, but it looks like Holland’s got this in the bag. In case we've all forgotten, he’s a trained dancer, who had his big break starring on the West End in Billy Elliot: The Musical. (I wonder what his Olympic floor routine would’ve looked like. Someone get this kid on the plane to Tokyo 2020.)
Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently filming, and will swing into theaters July 7, 2017.