Spider-Man is at it again. Tom Holland has confirmed that the web-slinging superhero is to be seen in six upcoming Marvel films. The actor revealed that he will be starring in three solo films where he would be featured as Peter Parker while the other three are appearances in other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as Spider-Man as well.
As per reports, there has been a slight tension in Holland's reprising the Spider-Man role. Negative feedback and comparisons between him and previous Spider-Man actors were said to have surfaced, yet the English actor chose to not let those stand on his way. Having started his acting career as Billy Elliot, he then ventured on by landing roles in J.A. Bayona's "The Impossible" and "In The Heart Of The Sea." His big break comes in the form of one of Marvel's iconic roles, the Spider-Man.
The 20-year-old will play the role that was previously played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. An interesting story about how he learned about his role came up in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. As fans were curious about his audition tape, the actor shared some details on how he got the iconic role.
"I was a gymnast when I was a kid, so I did a backflip, just to show Marvel that I could do that sort of stuff. I was like, 'Hi, I'm Tom Holland.' Backflip. 'I'm from London.' Side flip. 'I'm five-foot-seven.' Front flip. I had a lot of fun making those tapes."
Holland stated that there were six of them in the room, all were hoping to be Spider-Man after going through a series of screen tests. They were all told to wait for the verdict until the next day yet ended up waiting for about a month.How he found out about his success in snatching the superhero's role was not typical.
In his interview, Holland shared that he was in bed scrolling through instagram when he saw Marvel posted a photo directing people to their website to find out who the next Spider-Man is.
"I went on the Marvel website on my computer and there it was: The new Spider-Man is Tom Holland. I went ballistic, like absolutely nuts," the actor said.
Though Holland did not go through the conventional way of finding out that he landed the role, the actor is in for an adventurous ride as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" will hit theaters on July 7, 2017.