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Here’s why Tom Holland was convinced he landed the role of Spider-Man in the MCU

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We’ve all seen Tom Holland absolutely nail his audition for the role of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War – and if you haven’t watched him you can check it out those Spider-Man screen tests here – but it turns out there’s also a very specific reason Holland was convinced he got the part after reading lines with MCU star Robert Downey Jr. in a recent edition of Variety actors over actors, Tom Holland and Get Out / MCU star Daniel Kaluuya discussed their respective careers and famous roles, and during this session Holland explained why he thought he was a shoemaker for the role afterwards. to have deviated from the script, even when he had asked her not to.

“My agents have told me that Marvel likes you to learn the exact words,” Holland explained. “You cannot improvise.”

“And then, on the first take, Downey completely changed the scene. We started to riffle each other, and I mean, to sound like a dick, I called my mom after and I was like, ‘I think I,’ I got that. ‘”

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As you can see, if Holland had listened to his agents and hadn’t improvised with Robert Downey Jr. he wouldn’t have landed Downey’s seal of approval and also showed that he was talented enough to take the hits. strokes and quickly change its performance. if necessary.

The third MCU Spider-Man movie, which is still scheduled for December 17, 2021 at this time will be bringing back Jamie Foxx’s electro from 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 as well as, apparently, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2 in 2004 and Doctor Strange by Benedict Cumberbatch.

On top of that, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst to reprise their old roles in Spider-Man movie in the movie too. Everything works to almost confirm that the Far from home continued will heavily involve the Multiverse (or Spider-Verse!) and help usher Phase 4’s Doctor Strange into the Multiverse of Madness – as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently teased that the multiverse will be a running theme now in the MCU.

Last week, Tom Holland’s movie Uncharted was postponed from July 16, 2021 to February 11, 2022.

Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at


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