Published On: Wed, Dec 2nd, 2015

Tom Holland talks ‘Civil War’ Spider-Man audition, doing flips

The young Tom Holland landed the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man for Marvel and Sony’s reboot of the franchise, first appearing in next summer’s Captain America: Civil War. While promoting In the Heart of the Sea, Holland told Empire Magazine about the casting process and his ‘audition efforts.’

“When I found out that they were recasting the role, I rang up my agent, I said, “Listen, just get me a self-tape. Just please let me send off something so that they can see me — I know it’ll never happen. And he said, “they’ve actually requested to see you,” which was like music to my ears, and it kinda just went from there, really.”

Holland took to social media, posting more clips of his acrobatic skills and it made a difference.

“Well, I did my first audition tape with Joel Kinnaman — I was shooting a really small indie film with him earlier in the year — and they gave me two scenes and I had to do an ident, which is basically where you say, “Hi, my name is Tom Holland, I’m this, I’m this tall, I’m this old.” And I basically did like a somersault into frame and then a somersault out of frame ‘cause I basically — I was like, they may never see this, but if they do I need them to know that I’ve got some gymnastics abilities and stuff, and every tape I sent in I always did a little acrobatic demo to try and convince them to give me the role.”

Holland will make his first appearance as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, out May 6, 2016, before his own solo Spider-Man movie arrives on July 28, 2017.

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