Tom Holland thought he’d be fired from MCU!
Right now, Tom Holland has established himself at the front and center of the MCU. After the death of Tony Stark, Holland Spider-Man is now the poster boy for Marvel. But, it wasn’t always that certain. Holland recently revealed that he believed he was close to being fired from the MCU after his first appearance in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ which pitted Captain America against Iron Man. And he had that feeling even before Civil War made it into the theatres!
Tom Holland has come a long way since his debut. He got a standalone film immediately after Civil War, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which many critics refer to as one of the best films MCU has ever made. But then, he made a prominent appearance in Avengers: Infinity War and then his second standalone film, Spider-Man: Far From Home. By now, he’s at the helm of the franchise and will remain so for the foreseeable future. But, all this success did not come to Holland that easily.
Tom Holland thought he was close to being fired from being Spider-Man!
Before landing the role, Tom Holland had to go through a rigorous auditioning process, which included test screening with MCU co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. But even after shooting his part in Civil War, he had a feeling that Marvel was going to fire him, or that he was going to lose his gig. Holland told Variety:
From the moment of shooting ‘Civil War’ to ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ I was convinced they were going to fire me. I don’t know why. ‘Civil War’ hadn’t come out yet, and I just didn’t hear anything from anyone. I can’t really explain it. It was awful, but they didn’t — obviously. It’s been crazy, mate. I’ve loved every minute of it.
Luckily, that was far from being the case and Tom Holland now has a lot of job security in the MCU. There was a brief scare, thanks to Sony, when it looked like Spider-Man the character would be pulled out of the MCU. But, that didn’t last long and Tom Holland was back in the lineup of Marvel’s superhero.
Now, Holland has a third standalone film coming too. And it might just be the most iconic he has worked in. According to reports, he’ll be working alongside past “Spider-Men” Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire! The MCU will probably pull that off with the help of a multi-verse concept, just like Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. So, Holland doesn’t have to worry about his job one bit. And the audience will love it.