Tom Holland’s laptop was killed when the actor was told he had landed the role of Spider-Man. Talking to fellow actor Daniel Kaluuya before Variety tells the Brit that he found the news online himself.
Holland auditioned about six to get the part. For example, he had to play a scene with opponent Robert Downey Jr., Who plays Iron Man in the Marvel movies. This was followed by another fight scene with Chris Evans (Captain America), after which he did not hear from the film studio for weeks.
Holland had already cautiously assumed that the role had gone to someone else when he saw an announcement of the new Spider-Man on Instagram. “Then I completely assumed that I had not gotten it because I had not been called about it,” he explains. “I opened the article on my laptop and saw my name. My laptop broke then because I threw it in the air and it fell off my bed.”
The revelry was muffled for a while by the actor’s brother. “This all happened around the time that Sony (the studio behind the Marvel movies, ed.) Was hacked and my brother thought it wasn’t real because I personally hadn’t heard anything yet. Shortly afterwards, the studio called me with the news.”
Even after getting the part, Holland still had doubts about how long he could play Spider-Man. He played the character for the first time Captain America: Civil War (2016). “Between recording Captain America: Civil War in Spider-Man: Homecoming I assumed I was fired again because I didn’t hear from the studio. I can’t explain it, but it felt awful. Fortunately that didn’t happen, because I enjoy that role every minute. “
Holland has now played the role in five films: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame in Spider-Man: Far From Home.