Tom Holland entered the MCU universe playing the role of Spider-Man in 2016 film Captain America: Civil War. He later appeared in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now the actor’s audition tape is doing rounds on the internet.
Tom Holland made his debut as Peter Parker in the MCU with Captain America: Civil War rather than debuting through his own standalone movie. Later, Holland appeared in his own standalone movie Spider-Man: Home Coming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which was released in 2019. Now the actor’s set for yet another standalone movie with the currently untitled Spider-Man 3 project slated to hit theatres December 2021.
While everyone waits for that, fans are being nostalgic to watch Tom Holland in one of his screen tests for Captain America: Civil War. A clip was recently shared by IGN on Twitter. In the clip, the Onward actor was seen wearing what seems to be a homemade Spider-Man suit testing his lines opposite Chris Evans, who played the role of Captain America in the MCU. Apparently, the scene seems to be from the New York-based heroes’ first one-on-one encounter during the airport battle in the Civil War.
Watch the viral clip below.
— IGN (@IGN) August 17, 2020
Apart from Chris Evans, Tom Holland had apparently screen-tested with Robert Downey Jr. who played the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in the MCU. Reportedly, Anthony Russo wanted to see how Tom performed opposite the aforementioned actors. The actor’s athleticism wasn’t the only reason that paved the way for him ultimately nabbing the role. His acting prowess was also significant.
In the clip, Spider-Man: Homecoming executive producer Eric Carroll can be heard saying, “Any time you’re going to cast a role as big as Spider-Man, there’s a huge search involved. Sarah Finn and her team watched more than 7,500 tapes.”
According to reports, Marvel and Sony have met more than 1,500 actors for the audition and then narrowed it down to six actors who were Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe.