- Tom Holland opened up about the role of Spider-Man in an interview for Variety in the MCU.
- Holland was “convinced” that he would be fired after filming “Captain America: Civil War”.
- “I don’t know why. I can’t really explain it,” the actor said.
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Tom Holland says he had an irrational fear of being fired by Marvel after “Captain America: Civil War” was filmed.
Holland said during a conversation with Daniel Kaluya with Daniel Kalua, from the time of shooting ‘Civil War’ to ‘Spider Man: Homecoming’, I was convinced that they would shoot me. I do not know. On the series of actors.
During the interview, Holland talked about the tedious audition process for the role of Spider-Man / Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The actor said, “It was a seven-month audition.” “I’ve taken six auditions, and they don’t tell you anything.”
Eventually, he did a screen test with a fight scene with Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man / Tony Stark) and Chris Evans (Captain America / Steve Rogers). After discovering that he had found the part, Holland spent about a week filming “Civil War”, making his first appearance in the MCU.
Holland sensed Kalua’s sentiment, saying that I had finished the film, ‘Civil War’ had not yet surfaced and I had not heard anything from anyone.
“I was convinced for about a year that they were going to fire me,” he said. “I don’t know why. I can’t really explain it. It was terrible, but they weren’t – obviously.”
Holland starred in his first standalone superhero film “Homecoming” in 2017. He received rave reviews for his performance as Teen Webslinger and reprized his role for the 2019 sequel titled “Spider-Man: Far From Home”.
He also starred in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”. Subsequently, he would return as Spider-Man for the third standalone film.
“It’s been crazy, mate,” Holland told Kaluuya of his Marvel experience. “It’s the wildest rollercoaster, but I’ve loved it. I love every minute of it. It’s amazing.”