‘The Walking Dead’ Star Chandler Riggs Talks Missing Out On Spider-Man Role

Walking Dead Spider-Man Chandler RiggsDuring an appearance at San Jose Fan Fest, former The Walking Dead star Chandler Riggs discussed his audition for Spider-Man and praised Tom Holland’s performance as the wall-crawler.

After Marvel and Sony reached a landmark agreement to include Spider-Man in the MCU films, an extensive search for a new actor to portray Peter Parker began and The Walking Dead star Chandler Riggs was among the many young actors who audition for the coveted role. While Tom Holland was ultimately cast as the web-head, Riggs explained that there are no hard feelings over not being chosen to play the character:

“I auditioned for Spider-Man, I thought that would have been cool. But it’s okay, it’s okay”

In fact, Chandler Riggs praised Tom Holland’s take on the wall-crawler:

“But Tom Holland, he does such an amazing job as Spider-Man, he’s seriously amazing. It’s awesome. I watched Homecoming a few weeks ago and he’s so funny, and like so perfect for the role, it’s really well done.”

Tom Holland will reprise his role in a sequel to Homecoming.

The film also features the classic Marvel villain Mysterio, who was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #13. The most well-known incarnation of Mysterio is a special effects wizard named Quentin Beck and the character has been a frequent foe for the web-head since his debut.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Cobie Smulders, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, and Remy Hii.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 5, 2019.

Source: ComicBook.com

Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer

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Avengers Endgame Trailer Marvel StudiosToday, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos’ decimation.

After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan’s decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.

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  • Neuromancer

    I honestly don’t think hes a strong enough actor for the role of spiderman. Good on him that he actually got to audition. But his acting in twd is so wooden and forced, he was more of a symbol for the future of the series than well liked for his character and acting ability like his on screen father.

    Coral was only tolerable because of rick. And rick had a purpose in his son.

    But chandler playing spiderman? I can hear him now muttering his lines like a tong tide shy kid. Or trying to look serious and cool when he probably has no experience with real people who are survivors.

    To bad they didn’t keep carl and then recast him with an older actor to lead the future survivors like his father, but linage and legacy from comics and real life means nothing to NPCs with no real examples of a teacher or positive father figure that takes you under their wing and trains you in combat, or martial arts, and what carrying on family knowledge tradition and actions means for the future of survival of a family, or community, names, knowledge, or tradition.

    To them Luke skywalker or rick is someone who should die so they can see other lame less developed characters take their place and become action heroes without earning it or putting in the time story wise. They just want a change for the sake of it to not see a white male in there. Which is messed up because it shouldn’t matter, a good character, is a good character.

    Like if falcon took over the role of cap in the mcu, it wouldn’t make sense because one, hes human and cant wield caps shield, and 2 bucky was there from day 1, and he earned it. It sam Wilson was caps side kick from the beginning, and a super soldier, id say give it to falcon, but hes not and that’s not how things went.

    And that’s good story telling because after seeing everything cap and bucky went through, for bucky to change and become captain freakin America would be just as cool and compelling as when it happen in the comics.

    If it ever does happen because AEG is the end of this saga, so who knows if we will ever see these actors play these characters. Probably only the newer characters actors will be around. Most likely cap, iron man etc, will be recast.

    Which is a good thing cause we need to get chris evans insane a$$ out of that role. Dude shares nothing with cap in terms of ideology and someone who hates what that character stands for and himself, shouldn’t play captain America.