“Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland is taking this hero mantle quite seriously.
The British actor made a surprise visit in his superhero costume to Atlanta’s Egleston Children’s Hospital Thursday to raise the spirits of the young patients.
Holland is in town filming the “Spider-Man” reboot at nearby Pinewood Studios.
“Meeting you all today was such a wonderful experience and you’re all such little inspirations,” Holland wrote on his Instagram page, along with a picture from his visit.
“Spider-Man Homecoming” alter-ego Tom Holland made a surprise visit with the kids at Egleston Children’s hospital.
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“We’re proud of you and we hope to be back soon and thank you for having us Egleston Children’s Hospital.”
There’s a lot of pressure on Holland’s shoulders ahead of the July 2017 release of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” It’s the third incarnation of the superhero franchise launched by Sony in the past 16 years.
Spider-Man is at the center of a blockbuster deal between Marvel and Sony. To comic fans’ delight, the character has been rebooted with the more popular Marvel shared cinematic universe in “Captain America: Civil War.”
Directed by Jon Watts, the movie also will star Marisa Tomei, Zendaya and Michael Keaton as the film’s villain.
Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., will be returning for another tour of duty as his superhero.