Now when we look back at the past, we could hear a lot of complains from angry fans. All of them are screaming at the top of their lungs. They are shouting at Marvel for choosing Tom Holland as the MCU’s friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Flash forward to a few years later and everyone worships Tom Holland. Nobody could have done it better. The Sam Raimi and The Amazing Spider-Man movies have paved the way for an actor who can nail both Spider-Man and Peter Parker with incredible precision. And today we show you the audition video that cemented Tom Holland’s contributions to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We are not going to take you back one or two years. We are taking you to the very epicenter of it all. After the Sam Raimi movies ended, Sony rebooted the franchise and gave us a new Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield did a commendable job but the audience did not buy it. The last Spider-Man movie came in 2014. The future for the web slinger looked bleak. Thanks to an off the books settlement between two of the biggest movie studios of Hollywood, Spider-Man got a shot in the arm, a new lease of life if you will.
The idea of a new Spider-Man brought with it a lot of baggage. The burden of responsibilities that came along with the role were gargantuan. When you are auditioning for a chance to play one of the greatest superheroes ever in human history, you are working under a lot of pressure. Hundreds of boys auditioned for the part to play the Marvel Superhero. Nearly 7000 tapes were studied rigorously by the casting team for more than 200 young men. The screen tests included Tom Holland auditioning for the part alongside Robert Downey Junior and Chris Evans, Iron Man and Captain America of the MCU respectively. The struggle was indeed very real.
But in the end, it was all worth it. We would not have had it any other way. This video proves why Tom Holland was the perfect choice for Spider-Man.
The world would never be the same again. And this video shows how it all started.