- Tom Holland started playing Spider-Man at MCU in an interview with Variety.
- Holland was “convinced” that he would be fired after the filming of “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 filming “Captain America: Civil War.”
“From the time of the filming of Civil War to the filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming, I was convinced that I would be fired. I don̵
During the interview, Holland spoke about the grueling audition he went through for the role of Spider-Man / Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“It was a seven-month audition,” the actor said. “I must have done six auditions and they don’t tell you anything.”
He eventually took a screen test with Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man / Tony Stark) and a fight scene with Chris Evans (Captain America / Steve Rodgers). After realizing that he had been given the role, Holland spent about a week filming the Civil War, which marked his first appearance at MCU.
“I had finished the film, ‘Civil War’ hadn’t come out yet, and I just didn’t hear anything from anyone,” Holland told Kaluuya, worried he’d be fired.
“I was convinced for about a year that I would be fired,” he said. “I don’t know why. I really can’t explain it. It was awful, but they didn’t – obviously.”
Holland went on to star in Homecoming, his first stand-alone superhero film, in 2017. He received rave reviews for his role as a teenager on the website and reprized his role in the sequel, Spider-Man: Away from Home.
He also starred in The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers: The Ultimate Game. He will then return as Spider-Man for a third solo film.
“It was crazy, buddy,” Holland told Kaluuya about his experience with Marvel. “It was the wildest roller coaster in the amusement park, but I liked it. I loved every minute of it. It was amazing.”