Ever since we saw Captain America: Civil War, it's been pretty apparent that Tom Holland is going to make a terrific Spider-Man, and I can't wait to see how he'll do come next year in his solo film. However, portraying one of the most well-known superheroes in the world must come with plenty of scary moments. Peter Parker/Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, who just recently turned 20 years old, is currently the youngest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so some of the more experienced actors in the Marvel family have offered him advice to help him on his way to super-stardom.
Chris Hemsworth Sent A 'Lovely Email'
At San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Tom Holland disclosed that his In the Heart of the Sea co-star Chris Hemsworth sent the young actor a "really lovely email." What exactly did the God of Thunder have to tell the webslinger? Well, here's what Hemsworth had to say:
"[J]ust make sure you keep your feet on the ground and you don't let this affect you. You keep your family and your friends close and, and that's exactly what I've done."
That's some pretty awesome advice. In fact, it appears that Tom Holland has already taken that advice to heart as he brought along his best friend to SDCC. Although Holland and Hemsworth haven't appeared together in the MCU yet, it's good to know that Spidey has an Asgardian God looking out for him. However, Hemsworth hasn't been the only Marvel superhero to offer Tom some advice.
Robert Downey, Jr. Eased Some Fears
Before anybody got a taste of our newest web-head, Holland was understandably scared to take on such a huge role. While the casting directors were testing his chemistry with the other actors, RDJ helped him relax enough to land the role. Recalling the day he screen-tested with Iron Man, Tom had this to say:
"As you can imagine I was pretty terrified and he came up to me and said, 'Look, I felt exactly the same as you did when I did my test for Iron Man but just relax, let your body take over and, and if it's meant to be it'll happen.'"
Clearly it was meant to happen, as many fans argue that Tom Holland has already proved himself to be the best Spider-Man to date. All of this advice from two of the biggest names in the MCU has culminated into helping Tom Holland's confidence in playing the iconic role of Spider-Man. In fact, according to Holland, we're about to see the "most realistic version of a superhero movie" yet in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
How Will This Advice Help Tom Holland?
It's an overwhelming task to take on a superhero role. Even the famed actor behind Captain America, Chris Evans, had a lot of anxious moments while making movies (so much in fact that RDJ called him a "nervous nellie" and Scarlet Johansson said he was "terrified"). For a guy who's been donning the spandex for over five years to have that much anxiety, it's amazing that young actor Tom Holland is even up for the challenge of portraying Spider-Man. However, all that advice he's been receiving from his co-stars has clearly been paying off.
From everything we've seen so far, Tom Holland is absolutely loving swinging from the tops of buildings and doing his own stunts. Having Robert Downey, Jr. tell him to "relax" led to this amazing moment. Recalling a scary stunt, the young actor said:
"I've been scared, for sure. I can't tell you what the stunt was because it'll give something away but I basically had to nose dive like thirty-feet or something like that and, and it was really fun but it's that moment when they're like three, two, one that you're like, 'Ahhh.' But it was awesome."
The super advice from the MCU stars will hopefully help Tom Holland feel more at ease while filming Spider-Man: Homecoming. So far it looks like the advice has already paid off, as Holland seems perfectly at home in his Spidey suit and he sure hasn't forgotten about keeping his feet on the ground (or at least he's keeping them on buildings...close enough?)