Tom Holland says that in No Way Home, Spider-Man will use a more violent fighting style compared to his previous outings.
Tom Holland says he’s going to use a more violent fighting style Spider-Man: No way home.
At No Way Home, Peter Parker faces his greatest threat to date, when the Ghosts of bygone Spider-Men come back to chase him. To survive an attack from Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, The Lizard and Electro, the hero must break out the greatest weapon in his arsenal – his fists. “There are some fight scenes in this film that are very violent,” the actor told TV Globo. “And it’s a fighting style that’s different from what we’ve seen before. But what really is going to be seen is Spider-Man using his fists in a ‘fight-or-run’ situation.”
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Tom: There are some fight scenes in this movie that are very violent. And it’s a fighting style that’s different from what we’ve seen so far. But really, you will see Spiderman using his fists in a fight or run situation. https://t.co/JBRl6j7bnu
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In its five previous appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Holland’s Spider-Man has generally prioritized the use of web blasts against his enemies rather than his strength. This preference was highlighted throughout Spider-Man: Homecoming when Peter got access to the artificial intelligence of his suit. The AI, nicknamed Karen, gave Spider-Man an internal scanner that showed him how to defeat his enemies using various combat techniques. However, the sudden flow of new information overwhelmed Spider-Man and made it more difficult to perform certain tasks in combat.
Eventually, Peter became more comfortable with the potential of his suit and became a slightly more aggressive fighter. In Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man triggered the “instant kill mode” of his suit. which allowed him to take on Thanos and his henchmen. However, this was largely done via the robotic tentacles in his suit, which meant that Spidey’s fists stayed mostly by his sides.
While Holland’s Spider-Man is arguably the most passive Peter, its predecessors are also more likely to swing on a web than swing a fist at an enemy. For example, Tobey Maguire’s most significant battles in the original Spider-Man trilogy ended with his rivals defeating themselves. Green Goblin killed himself with his glider, Doc Ock drowned while preventing his own nuclear explosion and Venom jumped into a pumpkin bomb. Similarly, Andrew Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man villains came to an end on their own hands, albeit with a little help from Peter’s scientific prowess.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17th.
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