Tom Holland explains that the audition process for Spider-Man was basically like The Hunger Games
Spider-Man: Homecoming hasn’t even opened in theaters yet, but it’s already being called the best Spider-Man film to ever be made. In addition, Tom Holland — who stars in the film as the titular teen superhero — is also being widely praised for his incredible performance. After seeing Homecoming, you won’t be able to imagine anybody else playing Peter Parker and his superhero alter ego, but it turns out the Spider-Man audition process was crazy intense for Holland.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Holland revealed that the road to Spider-Man felt very similar to another mega-hit franchise: The Hunger Games.
But it seems Holland didn’t necessarily even know about his casting before we did. The actor revealed he found out the same way we *all* learn about important life events: scrolling through Instagram in bed. Following Marvel on the app, Holland literally read his own casting announcement.
Same, Tom. Same.
We honestly can’t imagine anybody else except Tom playing Spider-Man in the MCU reboot and can’t wait until Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters in *just* a few days on July 7th.