After what felt like an eternity of casting rumors, fans of Spider-Man were finally given a definitive answer as to who would next don the famous red and blue suit. The young actor to follow in the footsteps of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield was revealed to be 19-year-old British actor Tom Holland.
With Marvel and Sony coming to an agreement to the use of the character, Holland will swing into action in what might be one of the most important storylines in Spider-Man's career: [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409).
After countless auditions and screen tests, we should already feel reassured of Holland's skills. But if you're still not entirely convinced, Holland's Instagram account might be all the proof we need that he'll be great in the role. Here are 26 posts by our future Spider-Man that show why he'll be great in the role:
1. He's flippin' talented
2. He will dive headfirst into any adventure
3. He's strong enough to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
4. He can scale walls
5. And will happily keep a watchful eye on his city
6. He's got a rare set of skills perfect for playing Spidey
7. He'll be able to perform his own stunts
8. These slow motion shots look a little familiar, don't they?
9. No amount of wind will compromise his Spidey senses
10. If he can backflip off a tree, fending off villains should be no problem
11. He might be a little more into sports than Peter Parker...
12. But he still has his awkward moments
13. He's able to laugh at himself
14. He's a totally lovable dork
15. But a dork that can do some serious stunts, in case you've forgotten
16. And we mean serious
17. He's not afraid to get a few bruises
18. He's used to hanging out upside down
19. And running mid-air
20. He's just your average, super talented teen
21. Who casually does flips on the beach
22. Sure, no big deal
22. He clearly has a big heart (and a tiny puppy)
24. This is how he spends his weeknights
25. He can basically defy gravity
26. And best of all, he's already a fan
Loves to post pics on his Instagram
He'll do a flip, maybe two
Tom Holland will charm the shit out of you
Here comes Spider-Man.
According to ScreenRant, Holland has already completed shooting his cameo scenes in Atlanta, which are expected to appear in Captain America: Civil War and is currently in Germany filming the rest. Then he'll be off to start working on his untitled standalone Spidey film, which we'll likely see sometime in 2017.