Tom Holland revealed that Chris Hemsworth had a hand in the process of him landing the role of Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man. Apparently, the Australian actor who plays Thor the God of Thunder in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) had put in some good words for Holland at Marvel, while the audition procedure was going on.
Hemsworth and Holland had worked with each other prior to the latter joining the MCU, on Ron Howard's 2015 adventure/drama, In the Heart of the Sea. By that time, Hemsworth has already appeared in two Thor solo films and two Avengers films and Holland thought that it would be great if someone already in the MCU supported him in his campaign to become the newest friendly neighborhood superhero.
Recalling how he did it, Holland told Yahoo! Movies how he straightforwardly asked Hemsworth to vouch for him to the higher ups at Marvel Studios. And while at first, Hemsworth ribbed the younger actor for his request - joking that not only would he not put in a good word for him, he would do the opposite - the 33-year-old, actually, endorsed Holland to the Marvel bosses:
“He did actually, he did. I sent him an email while auditioning saying sort of like, ‘Hey Chris. So, I’m auditioning for Spider-Man. Can you let them know that I’m amazing or something?’ And he replied like, ‘Hey mate. I’ll let them know you never learn your lines and you are late all the time and you’re terrible at your job.’”
While the actors have had the privilege of working together before, they, in fact, have not appeared on a Marvel Studios property as of yet. Holland's Spidey was introduced in the middle of the conflict between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Hemsworth) in last year's Captain America: Civil War which Thor did not make an appearance in.
It should be fun to see how Peter eventually interacts with Thor, especially given this nugget of information involving Hemsworth and Holland in the real world. As fans have seen in the trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the kid from Brooklyn was very much star-struck with the other Avengers when he participated in the massive airport battle sequence in Civil War. It is a wonder just how he will react once he meets an actual "God" like Thor.
As it were, the other two MCU films arriving this year (Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok) feature Peter and Thor, albeit in very different regions of the larger MCU (namely, New York vs. not-on-Earth). As such, fans will have to wait a little bit longer to see the Odinson and the web-slinging superhero to interact on the big screen, as there is currently no indication that this will happen before next year's Avengers: Infinity War.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019