His spidey-sense didn’t help him figure out this one.
Actor Tom Holland was shocked to learn he landed the role of Spider-Man in the upcoming film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” — and it was all thanks to a post on Instagram, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 20-year-old English actor told the site he stumbled upon Marvel’s Instagram post just like any other fan.
“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,” he explained.
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Marvel’s choice drew up a bit of skepticism from fans, who couldn’t part with previous stars of the franchise like Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield.
“Come on marvel where the hell are the real spiderman i didn’t saw it (sic) i just saw a lil kid wearing a suit doesn’t belong to him would you please bring back the man andrew ??” one fan wrote upon seeing the announcement, commenting on Holland’s young face.
Another added, “Tom Holland looks like he could play Peter Pan instead.”
Despite the criticism, Holland is more than excited to tackle the role — and hopefully exceed expectations.
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“I watched every single [Spider-Man movie] years before I even got cast in this movie,” he said. “And then we watched them all again and just picked little things that I thought was great and that I’d like to keep.”
The new Spider-Man choice wasn’t the only decision causing people to question Marvel.
The comic powerhouse also came under fire for casting Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Many fans feel she is too young of an actress. People were also skeptic to find out actress Zendaya would star in the film and worried that she would play Spidey’s love interest.
Zendaya fired back at critics this week, who judged her mixed race.
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“Of course there’s going to be outrage over that because for some reason some people just aren’t ready,” she told THR. “I see lots of diversity and I see the real world and it’s beautiful, and that’s what should be reflected and that’s what is reflected so you’re just going to have to get over it.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits theaters on July 7, 2017.
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