Thor star Chris Hemsworth helped Tom Holland land the role of Spider-Man way back in 2016 for Captain America: Civil War.
With superheroes being the latest movie craze, every actor wants to take a stab at being a superhero. Previous Hollywood icons have taken on comic book roles but it’s hard for an unknown actor to get the part of a superhero. It seems strange looking back to the casting process for films like Captain America: Civil War, which came out only a few years ago but helped solidify actors for audiences in their roles for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One hero that Marvel fans have absolutely fallen for is Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. However, when Tom Holland was being considered for the role, only a select few knew he was in contention for the role. When it came to casting Spider-Man, Tom Holland apparently had some landing the gig.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Thor star Chris Hemsworth spoke about how he helped Tom Holland get the part of Spider-Man. Here’s what the actor told the site:
“I mean, look, we worked on In the Heart of the Sea together, obviously, then through Avengers and as they were casting him for Spider-Man, I did what I could do and made a call and said he’s one of the most talented people I’ve worked with and has such a big heart and appreciation.”
The Thor actor then added the following about his friendship with Tom Holland.
“I don’t know, we have a great friendship, it’s a good mutual respect.”
It seems that Tom Holland had an inside man who potentially kept him in contention for the role. While I don’t think Tom Holland got the role exclusively from having worked with Chris Hemsworth, it seems that when it came down to it, the Thor star really did believe Tom Holland was the right person for the role.
Tom Holland has been praised by fans as the best on-screen Spider-Man to date, and it seems we may have more than just the Marvel executives to thank for that. It is really nice to see actors supporting each other. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that Chris Hemsworth was an unknown actor himself looking to make it big by getting a superhero role.
It seems Chris Hemsworth is potentially the man to thank for the new Tom Holland Spider-Man films. While I doubt we will see Thor and Spider-Man team up anytime soon, it is nice to see that the Marvel family takes care of its own. Additionally, fans can seemingly thank Chris Hemsworth as Spider-Man is now a character more popular than ever with the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man: Far From Home hitting theaters soon.
What did you think of Chris Hemsworth helping Tom Holland get the role of Spider-Man? Would you want to see a Thor and Spider-Man team-up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 2, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Tonight
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.