While the title might have you scratching your head wondering how an actor in a movie could not know what his character is doing in that movie, it happens. In fact it’s happening more often than you think. Such is the case of Tom Holland and his role as Spider-Man in the upcoming Russo brother’s Captain America: Civil War. Let’s let Holland explain it to you.While recently talking with Entertainment Weekly Holland answered the question, “What is Spider-Man doing in Civil War?”
I don’t even know what Civil War is about. I was only working on it for a week or two weeks or something. So they offered for me to read the script, and I said ‘No, I don’t want to read it, because I’ll be doing all these interviews and I’ll end up telling secrets and stuff. I’ve got such a big mouth.’ So I actually don’t know what it’s about. I’m going to watch this film as an audience member, rather than someone who is in it. I’ll be like, ‘I wonder what my bits are about?’
How could he not read the whole script? Well most actors that have smaller roles only get their scene material. Holland was only on set for two weeks, and some of that was most likely final costume fitting and preparation for his on-screen work. It wouldn’t surprise me if his actual filming time was more like two or three days out of those fourteen.
I really like his response to the offer of the full script to read. It shows that he understands how hard it is to keep those Marvel secrets and that one simple slip of the tongue could cost him money on the back side. It doesn’t matter what event or interview he is doing, now that he is Spider-Man, those Spider-Man questions are going to come up.
What do you think Spider-Man will be up to when he makes his on-screen appearance in Captain America: Civil War? I think he’ll be saving someone Captain America couldn’t get to in time, perhaps even Cap himself? He’ll have a few lines, but I don’t expect it to be much more than a cameo or extended cameo.