‘Spider-Man’ actor visits children’s hospital in costume as webslinger

Tom Holland slips off the set of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' to visit a local children's hospital

New Spider-Man actor Tom Holland visited a children’s hospital in costume as the webslinger yesterday (August 18).

The 18-year-old Brit, who made his debut as Peter Parker in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, dropped into the Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children in Atlanta during a break from shooting his standalone movie Spider-Man: Homecoming nearby.

Sharing a picture of his visit on Instagram, Holland wrote: “Meeting you all today was such a wonderful experience and you’re all such little inspirations. We’re proud of you and we love and we hope to be back soon [heart emoji] and thank you for having us Egleston Children’s hospital.”

The first footage from Spider-Man: Homecoming, scheduled for release on July 7, 2017, was shown during the film’s panel at Comic-Con in San Diego in July.

Though the teaser clip has yet to make its way online, fans and journalists who attended the panel reported that it was mainly set in high school and had a tone reminiscent of classic John Hughes movies like Weird Science and Pretty In Pink. The film’s director, John Watts, said during the panel: “It’s a straight up high school movie. It’s about a 15 year old kid. This is the ground level of the Marvel Universe.”