For various reasons, Marvel has been forced, more than once, to modify the Spiderman actor. This is why, today, we know three actors who played Peter Parker: Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and, finally, Tom holland, who became the MCU’s big find by being the youngest artist to wear the red costume.
Be almost the same age as the character when he started, Tom holland He came to make the superhero look relaxed and youthful, something very different from what his predecessors did: Garfield and Maguire. In fact, in the two films that already bear his name as the protagonist, in addition to those he participated in the Marvel Universe, the actor shows a Spiderman not very close to following the rules.
And that’s exactly what helped him get the part in the first place. It was in June 2015 that the British man was introduced by the franchise as the new Spiderman and since then the successes have not stopped arriving and nor the love that fans have for this Holland Spiderman.
How did Tom Holland become Spiderman?
Now the question is how an actor as spontaneous and sarcastic as the son of the legendary Dominic Holland came to play a character as long and structured as Spiderman. Good, there is only one answer: break the rules.
According to what Tom himself said, during an interview on Actors on Actors, a Variety show, he let his imagination run wild during the casting. ” I did a screen test with Robert Downey Jr in Atlanta and it went really well, it was the best performance I have ever done. He and I were laughing at each otherHe started to say with a lot of sympathy.
But apparently the cast wasn’t what Tom holland he expected, or at least what his agents believed. ” My agents had told me that Marvel likes you to learn the words exactly and you can’t improvise and I did, but on the first take Downey completely changed the scene so we started riffing on each other.He commented.
So much so that this way of flowing with an actor of Downey Jr.’s stature was what helped the then 19-year-old get the part. ” I took my computer and my dog was sitting next to me. I wrote Marvel and he said we would like to introduce our new Spider-Man, Tom holland“, He assured and then, to close, he said:”I broke my computer because I flipped it upside down and it fell off my bed, my dog went crazy and I ran downstairs to yell at my family that I had the paper“.
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