Following the footsteps of actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, the young Tom Holland is now the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who will be joining other heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, how was the young actor able to win the role of the iconic wall crawler? In his promotional tour for his new film “In The Heart of The Sea,”where he co-stars with “Thor” star Chris Hemsworththe new Spidey shared to Associated Press how he won the role.
Years back before a reboot was even in the talks, Holland already said in a magazine interview that if he would want to play any superhero role, it would be Spider-Man. When the news of a reboot broke out, he called his agent to get him ready for a demo audition. Little did he know, Marvel had already requested to see him.
From then on, his display of acrobatic skills in some of his videos was part of how he convinced the folks over Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios for the roleand as it turned out, it worked.
“Well, I did my first audition tape with Joel KinnamanI was shooting a really small indie film with him earlier in the yearand they gave me two scenes and I had to do an ident, which is basically where you say, ‘Hi, my name is Tom Holland, I’m this, I’m this tall, I’m this old.’ And I basically did like a somersault into frame and then a somersault out of frame ’cause I basicallyI was like, they may never see this, but if they do I need them to know that I’ve got some gymnastics abilities and stuff, and every tape I sent in I always did a little acrobatic demo to try and convince them to give me the role,” Holland detailed in the interview.
Holland will first appear in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” before starring in his own standalone film set to hit theaters on July 28, 2017.