‘Captain America: Civil War’ Director Jo Russo Explains Why Spiderman Will Be Different | Interview

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So far, clues for 19 year old Tom Holland‘s performance as Spiderman in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War have remained a guided secret; with the iconic hero even being excluded from the film’s trailers. However, it seems that Joe Russo is willing to shed a little light on the situation, for the movie’s director has revealed how their version of Peter Parker will differ from previous interpretations.


Speaking in an interview with ComicBook.com, Russo explained that the crew took “a very personal approach to the character“. He added how important it was to cast a much younger actor to play Spiderman in comparison to the previous actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield for authenticity: “One of the most important components is he’s a high schooler burdened with incredible powers and responsibility. For us, it was extremely important that we cast somebody very close to the age of a high school student“.


Russo continued, “the previous films had adults playing a high schooler. We wanted more of an authenticity to the casting. We wanted an energy and charisma from the character, an energy, but also an insecurity that would make him fun to watch in contrast to the confident superheroes“.


Starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Evans as Captain America, the movie centres around a feud between the former allies, which will leave the Avengers in turmoil. The movie also stars Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier). See the trailer below and catch the movie on 29 April, 2016.




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