Tom Holland was the youngest actor ever to be cast as a live-action Spider-man. Still, Holland was nineteen when he first took on the role of the webbed wall-crawler and soon grew out of his teens as he continued to play Spider-Man as a 15/16 year old. In a new interview with L.A. Times, the actor revealed he has a nifty trick he uses to make himself look younger like Peter Parker.
“For me, physicality is the biggest way I try to distinguish between the characters I play. When you look at Peter Parker, he’s very effervescent, and I’m doing this thing where I really let go of my arms. It gives him this. youthful boy. -like physicality. “
Holland’s trick becomes immediately apparent when you compare his rendition of Spider-Man to Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield. Maguire’s Spidey / Peter had the most rigid body language, fitting in with the fact that he was a full-grown adult for most of his crime fighter career.
Garfield’s Spider-Man had a much looser body language, but the “tortured loner” aspect of the role that the actor embodied so well meant most of his appearances, like Peter made for a broody character rather than a childish character.
On the other hand, Holland’s appearance as Spider-Man, straight out Captain America: Civil War, had a cheerful, youthful quality. This version of Spidey often did flips or swung his arms around for no good reason other than an excess of youthful energy, and as Holland points out, that helped differentiate his version of the character as younger and more childlike than the previous iterations. .
While Holland’s take on Spider-Man is arguably the most popular to date, the actor had his own doubts as to whether or not he should continue to portray the character after his first entry into the MCU. In a previous interview, Holland had admitted that in his early days he was constantly on edge, confident he would be fired from the role.
From the moment I photographed Civil War to Spider-Man: Homecoming, I was convinced they would fire me. I don’t know why. The Civil War wasn’t over, and I just didn’t hear from everyone. I can’t. really explain. It was awful, but they didn’t – obviously. It was crazy, mate. I loved every minute of it. “
Not only Tom Holland manage to stay on track as Spider-Man, but he is often seen as the most popular new addition to the MCU, and the one destined to take the place of Robert Downey Jr./ Iron Man as the next central star of the franchise. Holland will then be seen in his third solo Spider Man film in which Spidey will tackle the problems of not just one universe, but the entire multiverse.
Directed by Jon Watts, the currently untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film will hit theaters on December 17, 2021. Thijs news comes from Los Angeles Times.
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