Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man in the sequel to the upcoming Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming, said in a recently released all-new clip that he always wanted to be the superhero since he was a child.
Tom Holland, in a new clip released from the Spider-Man: Homecoming Blu-ray special features (courtesy of Access Hollywood) said that his childhood dream had come true. Recalling one of the memorable incidents, Holland said, “I was at the Empire awards in London five years ago, and one of the interviewers asked me if I could be a superhero, who would I be?”. The young actor immediately quipped: “I’d like to be the Spider-Man after Andrew Garfield. I would never have guessed that that would come true. Spider-Man was my favorite since I was a little boy and I loved recreating him.”
Andrew Garfield, who was 29 at the time he played the high school student Peter Parker donned the friendly neighborhood superhero in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel which unfortunately failed to appeal to the masses.
After this, Sony struck a pact with Disney-owned Marvel Studios who decided to cast a much younger actor and that’s when Holland was cast as the young web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War.
Before Garfield, it was Tobey Maguire who portrayed the role at the age of 26. Tom Holland is hence the youngest actor so far to take over the mantle.
“Tobey was one thing, Andrew was one thing, and Tom is a whole other thing,” said Amy Pascal, the producer of Spider-Man: Homecoming through Pascal Pictures. “He’s eager in a different way. He’s a child, which is really important, and he’s exactly what we needed,”added Pascal in the exclusive video.
Tom Holland is expected to begin shooting for his second solo sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. The film has already been revealed to be the start of a new arc for the MCU. The sequel film is expected to release in July 2019. Meanwhile, the film swings onto 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, October 17.