Robert Downey Jr. thinks Tom Holland was the right actor to play Spider-Man
The MCU is just a plethora of crossovers upon crossovers. But the one that fans enjoyed the most was between Tony Stark and Peter Parker. But, this also gave birth to a wonderful friendship between the actors who played them namely Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland. The two have shared an amazing relationship since Holland’s debut in Captain America Civil War. And recently, Downey Jr. reaffirmed that friendship with the claim that Tom Holland is the right actor to play Spider-Man.
Robert Downey Jr believes Tom Holland is the perfect actor to portray Spider-Man
Up until Avengers: Endgame, the relationship between Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. did not escape anyone’s eyes. What makes it insanely sweeter is how it’s just as good off the screen as it is on it. In a recent interview with GQ, Downey Jr. expressed why he believes Holland was chosen to lead the MCU in his stead:
Yeah, I may have done that. I did that. And the kid handled it. He was seasoned, good presence. I could tell he had good kung fu; he could roll with the punches and keep it more than interesting. Remember, I’d been testing with a bunch of kids that day. They shall remain unnamed, but they all did well and any one of them would have brought something else to the part of Spider-Man. But why Holland? That’s your question, right? Gravitas. Gravitas and the confidence to be able to take on the mantle.
Holland had to compete against the legacy of past Spider-Men
Later on, Robert Downey Jr. further explained why he believed Tom Holland was the man to play Spider-Man. And he did that by comparing him to the other two Spider-Men, Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire:
Look, becoming Spider-Man is a lot. So why does Tom Holland get to be Spider-Man? That character is the gold standard in the MCU. Iron Man? Whatever. When I became Iron Man few had even heard of the character, ergo less pressure. But Spider-Man? Everyone knows Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield did a good job. Tobey Maguire did a good job. So I ask you again: why does Tom Holland get to be number three?
Downey Jr. is absolutely right that Tom Holland had a legacy to live up to. The amazing job that Toby Maguire did as Spider-Man was immense. Furthermore, people were a lot more familiar with Spider-Man than they were with Iron Man. His support for Holland is great. But, now it’s time to see how Holland performs when Maguire and Garfield are a part of his upcoming Spider-Man. It’s a crossover that fans are dying to see!