‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Video Shows Tom Holland’s Weird Facial Capture Process
On the big screen, being a superhero looks fun and thrilling — and maybe also sort of dangerous and painful, but mostly exciting. But behind the scenes, being a superhero involves some awkward stuff, like motion capture and clingy spandex costumes and weird accessories, all of which, with the help of countless hours of movie magic, somehow translates to looking incredibly badass. Thanks to this new video from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming, you can catch a glimpse of some of the weirder work that goes into making Tom Holland’s Spidey look so darn cool.
Director Jon Watts shared this video to Instagram, featuring Holland doing some facial capture work, which will be used to render the expressions for his Spider-Man mask. As you can see, it’s sort of a strange experience. Holland laughs and says, “And this felt weird when I was in the costume!”
As awkward as the facial capture process may be, Holland is still incredibly charming. And after his small supporting role in Captain America: Civil War, we’re very eager to see him anchor his very own solo superhero film.
The reboot also stars Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Michael Keaton as the Vulture and Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz, with Zendaya, Donald Glover, Kenneth Choi, Martin Starr and Hannibal Buress.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017. Rumor has it we may see the first tease trailer attached to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16.