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Tom Holland Says Next Spider-Man Film Is 'Most Ambitious Standalone Superhero Movie Ever Made'

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Tom Holland Says Next Spider-Man Film Is 'Most Ambitious Standalone Superhero Movie Ever Made'

The third Spider-Man movie in the MCU hasn't even got a title yet, but the hype machine is already running through the gears. Spidey actor Tom Holland has been only too happy to add fuel to the fire by calling it 'the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made'.

Filming has been underway since last Autumn for the follow-up to 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home and Holland was keeping things pretty close to his chest regards what fans might expect from the Jon Watts-directed sequel.

Nevertheless, he did say just enough to hype the anticipation levels just that bit further.

Tom Holland said he broke his computer when he found out he had got the part. Credit: PA
Tom Holland said he broke his computer when he found out he had got the part. Credit: PA
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After telling Variety he couldn't tell them anything, the 24-year-old did open up a little.

He told the publication's Awards Circuit podcast: "I can say that it's the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made.

"You sit down, read the script, and see what they're trying to do, and they're succeeding. It's really impressive.

"I've never seen a standalone superhero movie quite like it. And I'm just, you know... that lucky little s*** who happens to be Spider-Man in it.

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"We got a lot more shooting to do. We started before Christmas and shot for like seven weeks. We stopped for the Christmas break, and then we're starting again. I'm just as excited as everyone else to see it, let alone be a part of it."

It promises to be a hell of a film for Spider-Man fans, with several stars from previous studio versions of Spider-Man rumoured to be involved, including Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst from the Sam Raimi trilogy and Andrew Garfield from Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man films.

Filming has been going since October, when they started in New York City, before moving to Atlanta later that month.

Credit: Sony/Marvel Studios
Credit: Sony/Marvel Studios
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Of course we perhaps shouldn't be so surprised that Holland has been so effusive in his praise of the forthcoming movie ahead of its slated release date of 17 December 2021.

This is the actor, after all, who previously had told Variety that he'd broken his laptop on finding out he'd been cast for the famous role.

Holland initially felt he'd nailed the audition, in which he worked a scene with Robert Downey Jr, but his hopes faded after seeing Marvel post an Instagram story that suggested someone else had been given the part.

"They flew us back to Atlanta, me and one other guy, and we did this scene, which was so surreal," he said.

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"By that point, it had been an amazing enough of an experience that if I hadn't got the part, I would've felt like I'd at least achieved something to get to that point.

"I went out to play golf with my dad. I lost and I was upset, and I remember going on my phone and checking Instagram, and Marvel had posted a picture of Spider-Man, of the cartoon."

Credit: Marvel/Sony
Credit: Marvel/Sony

However, despair turned to joy - and a broken laptop - when he read that he had in fact been given the role.

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"I got my computer, and my dog was sitting next to me. I type in 'Marvel'. I've still got the article saved on my computer. It said, 'We would like to introduce our new Spider-Man, Tom Holland'," he said.

"I broke my computer, because I flipped it up in the air. It fell off my bed; my dog went nuts. I ran downstairs. I was telling my family, 'I got the part! I got the part!'."

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: TV and Film, Tom Holland, Marvel, Spider-Man

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