It’s been fun for fans to watch the Spider-Man: Homecoming production develop, especially given how active the Marvel film’s young cast is on social media. From set photos (like the ones that show Peter Parker in PJs) to jaw-dropping stunt videos, lead Tom Holland has already won the hearts of webheads across the nation with his fun-loving attitude.
The charming young star has been very active on Instagram throughout the shooting process, much to fans’ delight, and he recently took to the photo-sharing platform to celebrate two things: his first day shooting in Queens, and a funny meme that features his Peter Parker and Chris Pratt as Star-Lord (from Guardians of the Galaxy) engaged in a dance-off.
Check out both posts:
The twenty-year-old actor says Queens “already feels like home” below a set photo of himself rocking the Peter Parker hair and Spidey suit. His next post shows a fan-made meme that uses shots from the Guardians of the Galaxy dance-off scene and photos of Holland in action on set to make it look like Star-Lord and Peter are in a particularly dorky dance-off. This inspired Holland, who gave a shoutout to the meme’s creator, to challenge Star-Lord actor Chris Pratt to a real-life dance-off. The actor throws down the gauntlet with just two words: “It’s on.”
While we loved the funky stylings of Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy, we’d put money on Holland in this battle. After all, the young actor is a professionally trained gymnast and dancer who used to play the lead in the musical Billy Elliott — a production about a young boy who loves to dance. Add that Holland snagged the Spidey role by performing a flip in the audition, and you’ve got some irrefutable proof that this kid is more than dance-battle ready.
That said, we certainly wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to see Pratt and Holland duke it out by busting a move. Since both actors have Marvel movies coming out next summer that embrace the funnier side of the franchise, it might make for an excellent PR move…
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 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Untitled 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.
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