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Tom Holland has found himself in a number of sticky situations recently, including an accent slip during filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and that time he had to burn his copy of the script for Avengers: Infinity War. However, none are stickier than the sex scenes that Holland wanted to film for his solo debut in the MCU.

During an interview with Capital FM, the 21-year-old star was asked if there was anything about Spider-Man: Homecoming that he would like to change. While we expected Holland to wish for another Avengers team-up or a more comfortable costume, it turns out that Holland wanted to lose his Spidey suit entirely.

“I was like ‘I think we should have a really passionate sex scene, and they [the producers] were like ‘No, I don’t think so’."

See how flexible Tom Holland can be in the clip below:

Whether Holland's joking or not, plenty of fans would undoubtedly crawl the walls with excitement at the possibility of seeing the star in the "fully nude" sex scene he envisioned. The question is: would it be appropriate to see Holland's not-so incy wincy spider pop out from underneath all that lycra onscreen?

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R-rated comic book movies are pushing the boundaries of the genre further than ever before, holding back fears of superhero fatigue with every f-bomb and severed head that rolls onscreen. Deadpool and Logan are just the beginning — but does the growing popularity of these movies mean that even PG-13 superheroes could ramp up the sex and violence one day too?

In James Cameron's original script for his Spider-Man movie that never came to be, IGN reports that adult language was slung around far more frequently than that single F-bomb in Homecoming, including this not so friendly line from Peter Parker;

"I'll kill you! Motherf***r! You hear me?! You're dead, you sick b*****d!"

It's worth bearing in mind that the superhero landscape was rather different at this point. '90s comics had fully embraced a darker, edgier take on even more traditional superheroes such as Spider-Man, but not even they included the bondage scene that Cameron envisioned in his script. Meeting atop Brooklyn Bridge, Spider-Man reportedly tied Mary Jane down with his webbing in a playful manner, before the two began to do whatever a spider can in the privacy of his own home. Except this wasn't private. Not even slightly.

Spider-Man [Credit: Marvel Comics]
Spider-Man [Credit: Marvel Comics]

While this sex scene would mostly have taken place off-camera, it seems that for Cameron at least, great power comes with great smut. However, we highly doubt that anything remotely approaching this scene would ever appear in the . Although Holland may joke that he wants to perform sex scenes in the role of Peter Parker, the reality is that Marvel needs to appeal to the widest demographic possible, especially now that they only earn revenue from Spidey merchandise sales. Sure, Spidey sex toys may appeal to a very special type of fan, but they'll hardly make as much as the typical Hasbro action figures aimed at children.

Also, let's not forget that even though Tom Holland is 21 (and therefore legal), his character is not. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker is just 15 years old, so the idea of seeing him slide his spider-sausage into the likes of Liz Allan is disturbing to say the least. Marvel already included a few gratuitous scenes of Tom Holland topless in Homecoming, which felt both titillating and shoe-horned in all at once. To explore Parker's sexuality in more graphic detail would make the controversy surrounding Zendaya's casting literally look like child's play.

In fact, to depict anything more sexual than the iconic upside-down kiss from the first Spider-Man movie would feel utterly disingenuous, and certainly wouldn't align with the carefree spirit of the comics. At the end of the day, we'd rather see Tom Holland wear the new Iron Spider outfit than his birthday suit on film, even if the actor's physique is rather easy on the eyes. It looks as though Holland will have to put up with that pesky thong for at least a little while longer.

Do you think that there should be sex scenes in the Spider-Man movies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

(Sources; Capital FM, IGN)


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