Spider-Man: Tom Holland learned he had the role in an unusual way

Spider-Man: Tom Holland learned he had the role in an unusual way

Tom Holland returned to the lengthy audition process that got him the role of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And he would have heard the news … through the press!

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Has Tom Holland been warned after everyone about his recruitment as Peter Parker? For the filming of the show Variety Actors on actors, the young British comedian returned to how his casting for the role of Spider-Man went. Apparently, being chosen to play as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was no easy feat, as evidenced by his account of the events:

The audition process was horrible. It lasted seven months, I had to do six auditions, and no one told me anything.

A step is taken when the comedian is called back to do tests with the interpreter of Tony Stark in the MCU. Tom Holland says: “We were seven kids and [Robert] Downey [Jr] was present, it was crazy! We all came by, it was crazy, it’s the best audition of my life, we were improvising each other. My agents had told me that Marvel appreciates that you learn exactly the lines, that you can’t improvise, and once there, Downey just completely changed the scene. We started to improvise and frankly, at the risk of sounding like a ***, [j’avoue que] I called my mother to tell her “I think I have [le rôle]. “

The wait starts again, since after this perfect audition from his point of view, six weeks pass before he is contacted again, this time to try out an action scene with Chris Evans, alias Captain America! There were then only two competitors: “At this point it was an already amazing experience and even if I hadn’t had the part I would have felt like I had accomplished something.” An audition of which we can see an extract here, and which demonstrates the relaxation of the young actor:

And Holland continues: “Then I took to Instagram and saw that Marvel had posted a cartoon version of Spider-Man. There, I thought I had failed because no one had called me back. I took my computer (…) and typed “Marvel”. I still have the article saved there, it says “we would like to introduce our new Spider-Man, Tom Holland”. And I broke my computer, because I did a flip and it fell off my bed, my dog ​​went crazy, I ran downstairs to tell my family and ( …) it was just when [le studio] Sony had just been hacked, and my tech savvy brother Harry said “No, they would have called you, no way they did.” And [enfin], the studio called me and broke the news. It happened in a weird way. “

As beautiful as they are to hear, it is appropriate to express a reservation on the statements of Tom Holland, who seems to confuse the dates a little. The Sony hack took place in November 2014, and the official announcement of his recruitment by Marvel dates from June 23, 2015. At the time, the article byEW mentions that the actor posted “two days ago“flips and acrobatics on Instagram. Posts that have since disappeared and that we had put in our special FanZone” Tom Holland hearing “on June 25, 2015:

The comedian has apparently got a bit confused, but whatever, because his story nonetheless remains that of a fan of Spider-Man who found himself playing Peter Parker in a franchise. which is worth billions of dollars. A success story perfect Hollywood, in short!

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