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After the Civil War

Speaking of gadgets, in Civil War we saw Peter interacting with some pretty old tech. Did you have to have to have any of that explained to you?

I remember doing that scene with Robert, and I asked one of the prop guys, “Can you walk me through what we’re doing here?” Because I was unscrewing a DVD player, and Robert was like, “Dude, I don’t know what Tony Stark does.” [laughter] He’s like, just act dude, you got this. It was great.

Coming from Civil War, was there anything you wanted to change or do differently? Obviously, it’s the same character, but ya know…

Not really. From Civil War, I felt like I was in such good hands and guided in the perfect direction for where they wanted the character to go. And then, after the fantastic reception we had after the movie came out, I just wanted to make sure I did the same thing, but for a whole movie rather than just three scenes. So I’ve just been focusing on making sure every scene is full of life and is really useful, and I think that’s what we’ve been doing.

Where did you watch Civil War for the first time, and what was your reaction to seeing yourself as Spider-Man for the first time?

I was terrified watching Civil War for the first time. I watched it with my dad, my mom, my three brothers and my best friend, and we sat in the cinema in the Disney studios in London, and my little brother actually sat right in the front of the cinema, and he’s small I couldn’t even see him. And as soon as I came on screen, all I could see were his little hands pop up like this… [laughter]… but it was surreal. To be in a movie of that scale with actors of that caliber was really a dream come true, and also an eye opener to the responsibility I’ve been given, and how lucky I am to be a part of this. But it was an amazing day seeing it for the first time. As soon as it finished, I was like let’s watch it again! But they wouldn’t let me….

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The Future of Spider-Man

It’s our understanding that these movies are each going to take place during another year of high school. Was that your understanding when you signed on?

That’s the first time I’m hearing that… [laughter]… No, I’m sure that is the formula they’re going to take. Peter is 15 in this movie, and that would make him in grade ten, and yeah I see him graduating towards the last movie.

Is there a villain you’d love to take a crack at after this one?

Oh, well I love Doc Ock. I think Spider-Man 2 is one of the greatest superhero movies ever made. But I think Venom is someone I’d love to kick the crap out of one day.

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We’ve seen you playing around on Instagram and dancing and stuff. Are you breaking out any dance moves in this movie?

No no no… no, I’m not in this movie.

You took a really long time to say no…

There’s a dance in the movie, but I’m not dancing. Peter Parker can’t dance. He can flip and climb up walls and do backflips, but he definitely can’t dance.

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With Great Responsibility

You mentioned that you essentially went undercover and didn’t get recognized, but you get recognized a lot more frequently now that you’re Spider-Man?

Yeah, sometimes. I mean I don’t get recognized all that much. We had an amazing day the other day where went to a children’s hospital in the suit, and that for me was perfect. To make these kids happy was just incredible. And also just meeting kids on the street. The best is when they actually believe I’m Spider-Man, and they ask me how the webs work, and I have to say, oh I don’t have the suit on and blah blah blah. That for me is one of the best things about being Spider-Man is convincing little kids that I can actually do all that stuff.

Do you put on the accent, too?

Yeah, I say [doing an American accent], Hi I’m Peter, nice to meet you… [laughter]

And so with great responsibility comes what?

That’s Tobey’s line, not my line.

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Please note: This interview has been edited down from a longer transcript and the questions have been rearranged for clarity.

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