New "Spider-Man" star Tom Holland might be swinging and clinging from the web to web and crawling on walls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, "Spider-Man: Homecoming,” like a spider. But the 21-year-old star has let out his big secret about his character's inspiration. During an interview with media people on his visit to Australia recently, the actor admitted he is really terrified of spiders in real life.

"They are sneaky. They just really scare me," Tom Holland said, adding the critters also freak him out because they are hairy. "The more I get asked this question, the more scared I get of spiders," the actor said, adding he will have to do his best to become unafraid because of his new movie.

New 'Spider-Man' a trilogy

Tom Holland also confirmed that "Spider-Man: Homecoming" will be the beginning of a new trilogy with Marvel and Sony. In another interview, the actor said the succeeding films won't be called "Homecoming 2 or "Homecoming 3" but he had no further details for now.

This is apart from the "Spider-Man" spinoffs that the MCU plans to churn out for 2018, such as "Venom" and "Silver and Black." While these stories will center on the villains from the comic books, some fans expect Holland could still appear in spinoffs.

A relatable Spidey

Tom Holland follows two actors who have played "Spider-Man" before, such as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. What the British-born star hopes, however, is that his version will become more relatable.

He admitted that playing the webbed-one and his alter ego, Peter Parker, bore some responsibility especially when he should connect to young viewers.

He said that one thing he loves about his character is that, for a teenager, Peter Parker remains very much "grounded in reality" despite having special abilities. Other kids would have struggled handling such a big weight on their shoulders.

After learning he got the part from an online news, Tom Holland went to work immediately and trained for months.

His first outing in a Spidey suit was in "Captain America: Civil War" where he worked with The Avengers for the first time and got close to Iron Man a.k.a. Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.).

Downey will also reprise his superhero character in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" as he becomes some sort of a mentor and his financier.The film will hit theaters in America on July 6 and plenty of people are betting it will be a summer box office hit.

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