Ever since Captain America: Civil War, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man has been a mentor to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man/Peter Parker. Stark was the one who got Peter the suit, asked him to take a big risk to fly over to Europe and help the Avengers. Stark also believed in Spider-Man’s abilities as a hero, and it’s no different in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. The pair have a very father/son kind of relationship going as well.
Speaking with News Corp Australia Network, Downey Jr. called Holland “the perfect man for the job” and “a really good dude.” Coming from the actor who was the first Marvel Studios casting for the MCU in 2008’s Iron Man, that’s a big compliment.
“Tom is the perfect man for the job. He’s enthusiastic, bright and gifted, a very physically talented guy by virtue of his dance and acrobatic background. He has just the right combination of elements required to bring a new take on the character.”
Likewise, Holland had nothing but great things to say about Downey Jr., calling the veteran actor the “Godfather” of the MCU.
“Robert is a really lovely, down to earth kind of guy. He’s funny, he’s talented, he’s cool and he’s just a great guy to be around. He brings a very positive energy to set and makes everyone feel welcome. I am so grateful that he agreed to be in this movie because we really needed him to drive home the fact that we are bringing Spider-Man home to the MCU. He is the Godfather.”
The pair will next be sharing the screen together in Avengers: Infinity War, but you’ll be able to see them team-up in next week’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will hit theaters July 7 and also stars Zendaya, Michael Keaton, and Marisa Tomei.
Source: News Corp Australia Network
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