Tom Holland Says He Found Out He Was Cast As Spider-Man By Reading The News Online


Tom Holland is a pretty big deal right now. He’s going to be playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the MCU and he seems thrilled about it. But it wasn’t all that long ago that everyone was wondering who the next Spider-Man would be, including Holland himself. Tom Holland recently revealed to The Daily Beast that he found out about his casting the same way everybody else did, by reading it on the Internet.

“Then, I was having this terrible day and I went home and was scrolling through Instagram, and I saw Marvel had posted a photo of Spider-Man with the message, ‘We have cast the new Spider-Man! Go to our website to see who it is. I learned about it online with everybody else, and I just went bananas.” Holland said.

Although he did later add that Kevin Feige called him personally to let him in on the good news. He also described his upcoming Spider-Man movie as the “biggest independent movie ever.”

“One of the special things about what we’re going to try and create is that you’re going to see the biggest independent film ever. It’s not going to be an epic thing; it’s going to be a film surrounded by these incredible things, but that follows this boy and his life. Peter Parker is a favorite of many because everyone can relate to him, and we’re going to try to make everyone relate to our Peter Parker. And John Hughes is a perfect example of what we’re going to try and do.” Holland added.

Holland goes on to talk about how much fun he had while shooting “Captain America: Civil War” and says that he can’t wait to start shooting his own Spider-Man film. We can’t help but agree with you Tom, because the faster you get to shooting it, the closer we’ll be to seeing it.