Filmmakers Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have revealed that they tried actually exhausting to persuade Sony to cast British actor Tom Holland as comedian superhero Spider-Man.
The Avengers: Endgame helmers stated whereas Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was very passionate about Holland’s casting, however folks at Sony, which owns the movie rights to Spider-Man, were undecided about their alternative.
“We talked with Feige at Marvel about Holland and he got excited and then we went to Sony…And they were like, ‘Let’s think about it for a minute.’ We could tell we were meeting resistance from Sony. So we brought (Holland) back and we were relentless in our pursuit of jamming him down the throat of the studio who owns this IP. It came down to a fight, yet Sony just kept dragging their feet,” Joe stated in an interview with GQ journal.
Anthony added that there was “distinct nervousness of casting a kid” as the web-slinging hero. “It was the first time Spider-Man had ever been cast as an actual teenager, right? Which was very important to us; there was a distinct nervousness of casting a kid.” Holland lastly acquired the position after giving a display check with Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr.
The 24-year-old actor has since starred in Marvel Cinematic Universe tasks — Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He has additionally featured in two standalone films — Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) — produced by Marvel Studios and Sony. The actor is now gearing up for the December launch of the third installment titled Spider-Man: No Way Home.