During an interview with MTV News, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland unveiled his “audition tapes” for the film, which show a very British Peter Parker and… Batman?
During the press tour for the film, which will hit theaters this weekend, Holland poked fun at the audition process he endured to land the highly coveted gig. Fans will remember that the casting for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man took a long time, with new names continuing to be added to the list of possible front runners up until the last minute. What’s more, Tom Holland had to audition with both Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in Atlanta ahead of the character’s Captain America: Civil War debut. Holland has been very vocal about the countless audition tapes he had to record throughout the process, and he had some fun with the folks at MTV by creating some spoof tapes to share with fans.
In the video, which you can watch above, Holland’s “audition tapes” take Spidey from a very British lad to an over-the-top New York bro and include a spit-take. The best part of the video, however, happens midway through when Holland dons a Batman mask during his “audition” and pretends to be the Caped Crusader, while preaching about the crossovers between Marvel and DC.
Although these audition tapes are clearly meant to poke fun, it’s clear the right person ended up getting the gig. In the reviews for the film, Holland’s portrayal as the fan-favorite web-slinger has been continually praised and even hailed the best take on the character to date. Thankfully, fans don’t have to wait much longer to see Holland in action, as the film is set to hit theaters this weekend and is currently on track for an $100 million opening weekend.
Arriving July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Michael Keaton as Vulture, in addition to Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Tickets are on sale now.
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