Spider-Man's Tom Holland Reveals Robert Downey Jr's Advice to Him


Spider-Man actor Tom Holland revealed the real-life lessons he learned from working alongside Robert Downey Jr. as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Holland took the stage during a panel at the FanX Comic Convention in Salt Lake City, during which time he spoke about his time as the current on-screen Spidey. Holland was asked specifically about his experience working alongside Downey Jr, and whether he received any tips from the veteran actor. "Sometimes you don't need to ask for advice. You can just take a step back and watch the people you admire," he replied.

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"The amazing thing about him is that he's arguably the most famous movie star on the planet," Holland said of Downey Jr. "The biggest movie star on the planet, you know? But he's always early, he knows every crew member's name, he always knows his lines. He's professional he's kind, he's caring. The thing I've learned from him, [Chris] Evans [and] Scarlett [Johansson] is that just because you're at the top, doesn't mean you can be a d-ck."

Holland has appeared in four MCU movies alongside Downey Jr: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The young actor most recently played the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which hit theaters early this past July. Following the recent falling out between Disney and Sony, however, it seems unlikely Holland will star in another Marvel Studios production anytime soon. However, he is expected to return as Spider-Man under Sony's banner.

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Director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

(via ComicBook)

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