Tom Holland Thought He’d Be Fired As Spider-Man After ‘Captain America: Civil War’

The star thought he'd have to leave Peter Parker behind.

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Tom Holland confessed that he thought he’d be fired from his role as Spider-Man after his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

Although he’s currently filming his third solo outing as Spider-Man, Peter Parker star Tom Holland recently revealed that he initially thought he’d be fired from the role. During an interview with Get Out and Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Holland explained that in the weeks after filming Captain America: Civil War, he expected to be told by Marvel Studios and Sony that he’d been let go from the role.

Tom Holland explained that in the gap between finishing his work on the Captain America sequel all the way up until Spider-Man: Homecoming, he was convinced he was going to be fired because he “didn’t hear anything from anyone.’’ Obviously, that wasn’t the case and Holland has gone on to star in five Marvel movies in total before reprising his role as Peter Parker in this year’s Spider-Man 3, which is rumored to see Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield return to also play their respective Spider-Men. Take a look at Holland explaining why he thought he’d lose the role below.

“From the moment of shooting Civil War to Spider-Man: Homecoming, I was convinced they were going to fire me. I don’t know why. Civil War hadn’t come out yet, and I just didn’t hear anything from anyone. I can’t really explain it. It was awful, but they didn’t — obviously. It’s been crazy, mate. I’ve loved every minute of it.”

Are you excited to see Tom Holland return in Spider-Man 3? What do you think of this first appearance in Captain America: Civil War? Sound-off in the comments below!

Tom Holland was last seen in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here is the official synopsis for the movie:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and 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 is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Tom Holland, Captain America and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more content.

Source: Variety

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