Before Timothée Chalamet Friendzoned Zendaya, Tom Holland Wanted Him in MCU to Play a Frenemy Role: “He’d be a good villain”

Before Timothée Chalamet Friendzoned Zendaya, Tom Holland Wanted Him in MCU to Play a Frenemy Role
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With the concept of the multiverse open to introducing old and new characters, fans continue to wonder who else might appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One actor whose name keeps cropping up in discussions is Timothée Chalamet, who has been getting a lot of attention for his performance in Dune and its sequel.


Interestingly, before Tom Holland, the charismatic actor who portrays Spider-Man, had another idea for Chalamet’s involvement in the MCU, Timothée Chalamet and co-star Zendaya were just friends. Holland has stated his desire to cast Chalamet as Peter Parker’s friend-turned-foe Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man movies.

Tom Holland Talks About Harry Osborn’s Absence in the MCU

Tom Holland
Tom Holland

In the Spider-Man comics and movies, Harry Osborn is a pivotal character as the son of Norman Osborn, aka The Green Goblin. Harry Osborn, portrayed by James Franco in the Sam Raimi trilogy and by Dane DeHaan in The Amazing Spider-Man films, has not yet appeared in or even been mentioned by the MCU.


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Fans have wondered how and when this character will be introduced to the rapidly growing Marvel canon. During an interview with the Associated Press, Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon spoke about Timothée Chalamet’s potential role in the MCU.

“I think he would be a good friend of Spider-Man. Or a foe of Spider-Man! I think it would be good to bring him in as a [friend] and then he kind of becomes bad, and then he can be a villain. He’d be a good villain.”

Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya
Timothée Chalamet, and Zendaya

At the tender age of 27, Timothée Chalamet has established himself as a leading man in such critically acclaimed films as Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune 2. Chalamet has won over critics and moviegoers with his charisma and talent, earning him an Oscar nomination and widespread acclaim.


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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chalamet revealed that he once auditioned to play Spider-Man but instead panicked and left his audition without giving it a second try. Chalamet considered a second chance at the iconic superhero role after being inspired by the cautionary tale of actress Sean Young, who scared off producers when she showed up in costume while auditioning for the role of Catwoman.

Endless Possibilities for Timothée Chalamet In The MCU

Timothee Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet

The MCU’s ever-growing and increasingly diverse cast of characters provides actors like Timothée Chalamet countless chances to make their mark on the series. Fans are already excited about the prospect of Chalamet joining the MCU as Harry Osborn, although this role is still purely speculative.


The number of Marvel characters and movies in the works is so large that talented actors like Chalamet have their pick of many different parts to play. Expect the unexpected and look forward to introducing new characters as phase five of the MCU unfolds, opening up exciting new avenues for storytelling.

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The ever-changing landscape of superhero movies means that anything can happen. Timothée Chalamet’s undeniable talent and charm will captivate audiences and contribute to the MCU’s continued success whether he graces the screen as Harry Osborn or embarks on a different Marvel adventure.


Source: Game Rant

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