Spider-Man Star Tom Holland Discusses Marvel Contract & Auditioning For The Role

Spider-Man Tom Holland

Tom Holland made his debut as Spider-Man in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and will next be seen as the character in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is now in post-production. Fans have been wondering about where the web-slinger will pop up after that, but one thing we’ve never been sure of until now is how many movies Holland is actually signed on for after his fan favorite character returns next Summer.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Holland revealed that he initially signed a six-picture contract to play Spider-Man, meaning that he has four more Marvel movies left after next year’s Homecoming:

“They give you options and those could be exercised whenever. Like a cameo in Avengers. I’m unclear as to which movies though. I do know I have three Spider-Man [appearances in other] movies and three solo movies contracted. But if you have another movie, Marvel is so good at working around it. They’re very respectful of your life, really. They understand that you have to work on other movies, and they try and fix it up so you can work around each other.”

Two of these four movies are definitely Spider-Man sequels, so my best guess would be that the other two are Avengers: Infinity War and the yet-to-be titled fourth Avengers movie. Besides that, the actor also talked about how he found out that he landed the coveted role, as well as the audition process:

“When we did the screen tests, there were six of us all in this room waiting to audition. It felt like The Hunger Games. [laughs] It was a real weird atmosphere because there’s all these kids who really, really want this role. They were like, “We’ll let you know tomorrow.” Then you find out a month later what the verdict was.

“I was in my bed scrolling through Instagram. It had been about a month since my audition. And Marvel just posted a photo saying go to our website and find out who the next Spider-Man is. I went on the Marvel website on my computer and there it was: The new Spider-Man is Tom Holland. I went ballistic, like absolutely nuts.”

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Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.

Source: THR

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.