Spider-Man finally made his debut as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year with Captain America: Civil War. Tom Holland made a splash playing young Peter Parker in the MCU’s version of Civil War – as his appearances in the film are widely considered to be among the acclaimed comic book movie’s highlights. No less than Stan Lee himself has likewise praised Holland for being a great version of the Peter Parker character – having said that (upon meeting the actor for the first time) “It’s as if we created a living being to be Spider-Man,” as it were.

Part of how Holland managed to impress Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo (among others) enough to land the role of the MCU’s Spider-Man was with his physicality – literally, as Holland performed a flip as part of his audition for the role. Of course, Peter Parker’s giving nature and earnestness are the true essential qualities that make him a hero, so it’s encouraging to see that Holland embodies those qualities too – both on and off-screen – ahead of him starring in his first MCU solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

As an example of just that – Holland took some time out of filming Homecoming to visit the patients at the Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children (located in Atlanta, where production on Homecoming is ongoing), dressed up in his Spider-Man costume. You can check out the photos (posted online via Instagram) of Holland at the children hospital, below.

Part of Marvel Studios’ key to success with the MCU has been its casting of actors who not only walk the superhero walk on-screen, but who gladly embrace that do-gooder philosophy offscreen too. MCU actors such as Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy) have done their part to make the real-world a better place too – including, by participating in charities for children and promoting #22PushUpsChallenge (to spread awareness about military veteran suicide rates). Holland, as this story illustrates, is doing his part to keep up with his fellow Avengers too, in that respect.

Holland has also got Spidey’s sense of humor down pat – as the following video of him with some of his fellow Homecoming cast members shows:

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Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming– July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.

Source: Instagram

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