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Tom Holland virtually bought rejected for ‘Spider-Man’ as his casting sparked clashes

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Tom Holland almost got rejected for ‘Spider-Man’ as his casting sparked clashes

Tom Holland grew to become a identified face across the globe after he made his huge break with the function of Spider-Man within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

What many could also be unaware of his how getting the 25-year-old on board the MCU because the teenage superhero stirred fairly a little bit of chaos for administrators Joe and Anthony Russo.

Joe Russo advised GQ in an interview that casting Spider-Man was a “unique experience” as they had been working with Sony on the time and needed to struggle the corporate to carry Holland aboard.

“We talked with [president Kevin] Feige at Marvel about Holland and he got excited and then we went to Sony…” shared Joe.

“And they were like, ‘Let’s think about it for a minute.’ We could tell we were meeting resistance from Sony. So we brought [Tom] back, brought him back, brought him 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,” he stated.

“…Coming into Civil War, Sony is looking at us going, ‘OK, so you guys have the Midas touch, here’s our [Spider-Man] IP.’ But, also, they were reticent, nervous, about handing off something that could ultimately cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions of dollars down the line,” he continued.

Anthony additionally joined the discourse and stated: “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.”

“There’s a universe where Tom Holland is the last great movie star coming in underneath the wire of disruption. It takes a perfect storm of events to create a star: talent, timing, marketplace,” he added. 


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