Tom Holland Accidentally Got Punched Filming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Actor Tom Holland reveals that he accidentally got punched while filming a major action sequence for Spider-Man: Homecoming.


Marvel has indicated that Spider-Man’s fights in Spider-Man: Homecoming are usually choreographed in a way where our hero doesn’t actually punch anyone, but that didn’t stop Tom Holland from literally being hit with a case of “Parker Luck” while the movie was being filmed.

In an interview with British GQ, Tom Holland revealed that a stuntman accidentally punched him in the face. The accident happened as a result of Holland’s field of vision being limited by his mask:

“I was supposed to dodge it and I just didn’t see it coming. He cracked me in the head. He had this massive gauntlet in his hand, a big metal fist type thing, and he punched me in the face so hard, like you wouldn’t believe. But it looks great! I hope they use it. It’s one of those things where you stand up and you’re angry, like, ‘What the hell, man? You punched me in the head!’ Then you realize it’s entirely your fault.”

From the sound of things, this incident may have happened during Spider-Man’s fight with the Shocker, a supporting antagonist in the movie. Shocker makes use of gauntlets that cause strong enough vibrations in the air that it can force objects in its trajectory to be pushed away, even if the gauntlets don’t directly touch them. Thankfully, that’s not the case in real life, but still – that’s gotta hurt. Thankfully, Holland wasn’t seriously injured and filming was able to be completed as originally planned.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. The film features a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Tony Revolori as “Flash” Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), and Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer). Donald Glover and Tyne Daly are also part of the cast in unspecified roles. A sequel is planned for release on July 5, 2019.

Source: British GQ