30 Most Interesting Facts About The Fan Favorite Spider-Man - Tom Holland


Tom Holland, famous for his huge fan base for his portrayal of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is known for mostly portraying inexperienced and enthusiastic kids. He, being a huge fan of Spider-Man, feels like it’s a dream come true to play the role in the MCU. Here are few interesting things to know about the English actor:

  1.  He is the first actor to portray Peter Parker/Spider-Man who was also a teenager at the time of casting, having turned 19 shortly before the formal announcement in June 2015. He is also the first non-U.S-born actor to play a film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
  2.  During the filming of the movie "In the heart of the Sea," Holland, being only 17 years old, was not allowed to purposefully lose any weight, so he actually had to put on some weight first and then lost it again.
  3.  Before the release of his movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming," a lot of pitch-perfect posters was making rounds in the internet celebrating the movie. Of all of them, a picture of him lying leisurely next to a body of water, stood out.
  4.  Holland explained that it was not a picture-perfect pose at all, as he was asleep and totally unaware of the picture being taken. He also said that it was not part of the movie, and that he was really tired and asleep on the floor.
  5.  For the screen test for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the movie "Captain America: Civil War," he had to do it with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., to check whose chemistry fit the best with Evans and Downey.
  6.  When he landed the role of Spider-Man, Evans took it to the Twitter writing "HUGE congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We're lucky to have you."
  7.  He claimed that he was very intimidated at the time of screen test and that Downey took him aside and advised him to just think of it as an audition and that it's nothing too scary.
  8.  In the year 2013, when promoting his film "How I Live Now," he told a reported that he might want to work in a project with action and humor. When asked if he would like to play a superhero, he said he would like to portray Spider-Man in about ten years time.
  9.  In the movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming," his character Peter is shown wearing boxer shorts while putting on the suit given by Stark. However, he actually had to wear a thong underneath, as the suit was skin tight.
  10.  It is said that Holland's portrayal of Spider-Man as a chatty and excited individual in the battle scene from "Captain America: Civil War," is much closer to his comic counterpart than any other previous iterations of the character.
  11.  In preparation for his role as Peter Parker in the "Spider-Man: Homecoming," he reportedly spent a few days attending classes at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City, where he used his acting coach's name as an alias.
  12.  Before he was announced as Spider-Man, he posted three videos showing off his backflip skills on his Instagram account. Following the announcement, many websites pointed out those videos and praised him for his off his spider-like abilities.
  13.  For his role as Jack Fawcett in "The Lost City of Z," he had to wear a fake mustache for the movie as he claimed he was "a child" and couldn't grow one yet. On the very last of shooting, he happened to break his nose.
  14.  It was reported that Holland and Jon Bernthal made audition tapes together, during the filming of "Pilgrimage." While Holland got the role of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, Bernthal was cast in the role of Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher.
  15.  He claimed in an interview with the BBC Radio 1 that during the filming of "Spider-Man: Homecoming," he struggled to say Spider-Man without it sounding like a southern accent, due to which him saying the name had to be dubbed later.
  16.  It was reported that Spider-Man's last lines at the end of the movie "Avengers: Infinity War," in which he says "Mr. Stark, I don't feel so good" and "I don't wanna go" was actually improvised on the spot by Holland himself.
  17.  In fact, Peter Parker's death was not drawn out in the script, like it was in the movie, with "I don't feel so good," being the only line written. The filmmakers needed more emotion, and Holland's performance is what came out of it, resulting in his disappearance being more drawn out than others'.
  18.  On the sets of "In the Heart of the Sea," he reportedly once stole a croissant from the crew catering table and ate it. But, with his diet of 500 calories a day for the character, he happened to vomit it immediately as his body was no longer used to the sugar or rich fat.
  19.  For the "Avengers: Infinity War," he was not allowed to read the script, as he accidentally revealed too many secrets for his "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
  20.  In fact, in one of the promotional videos for the movie, several of its cast members can be seen in an interrogation room refusing to reveal any spoilers, while Holland's mouth is conspicuously taped shut.
  21.  However, he accidentally revealed the movie's teaser poster which was supposed to be kept a secret. He had showed the poster to the camera during the Instagram live stream in November 2017 and even read the message out loud, before seeing the large sign on the back that read "CONFIDENTIAL, DO NOT SHARE."
  22.  In order prevent this happening again, while filming the Tony Stark funeral scene in the “Avengers: Endgame,” it was said that the entire production crew told Holland that they were filming a wedding.
  23.  During the filming of "Captain America: Civil War," though his Spider-Man suit was composed of CGI for every scene, he had to wear a physical prototype Spider-Man suit built during production.
  24.  During the first week of filming the upcoming movie "Chaos Walking," scheduled for a release in 2020, he reportedly broke his nose, when a stuntman punched him in the face during a fight scene.
  25.  It was reported that, while filming this movie "Chaos Walking," he also had his wisdom teeth pulled out and was in bed for four days.
  26.  He is a big fan of Chris Pratt, and claims that he loved working with him in "Avengers: Infinity War," though filming their scenes together was quite challenging. He said that Pratt's tendency to joke in and out of character, made it really hard for him to keep a straight face at times.
  27.  While filming a particular scene in the "Captain America: Civil War," in which the Spider-Man is known to do his famous flip, it was reported that Holland slightly hurt his nose.
  28.  With his appearance in the "Avengers: Endgame," he broke the Tobey Maguire's record for playing Spider-Man in live-action movies the most times.
  29.  He was simultaneously working on another movie while filming the "Avengers: Infinity War." However, the other role required him to have a longer hair than the one required for Spider-Man.
  30.  As a result, he had his stylists incorporate the new length into his look for "Avengers: Infinity War." But, he later claimed that he regretted this decision when he saw the first trailer, saying he looked ridiculous and even compared himself to Prince Charming.
  31.  Tom Holland Net Worth: $4 Million

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