- Tom Holland has been starring as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2015.
- Playing Spider-Man comes with tons of real-world responsibilities, as kids across the world look up to you as a hero.
- Holland clearly handles these expectations with aplomb, as evidenced by this recent video from the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
A couple of weeks ago, after seeing Tom Holland on Hot Ones, I tweeted that I now, finally and fully, understand how he was both A) cast as Spider-Man and B) is sleeping with Zendaya. Obviously quite handsome (as all A-listers are these days), the dude is just absolutely electric. George Clooney/Brad Pitt levels of charisma — whether he has the same acting ability as those two Academy Award winners, though, is yet to be seen, although he does put in a hell of a performance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The point being, if it’s possible to still purchase any Tom Holland stock, I would suggest doing so before the bandwagon is all filled up.
What Holland also has going for him is that he was clearly raised right — other than the fact that he’s a Tottenham Hotspur supporter, of course — as evidenced by these videos of Holland taking the time and the effort to engage with Bridger Walker, a young boy who saved his sister’s life from a dog attack in July of 2020.
More so than taking the actual physical time, you can tell that Holland is genuinely invested in Bridger having a great time. What a lad, that Tom Holland — when I was 25-years-old, I’d roll into my Friday morning meetings at my old job looking like a zombie because I was so hungover from hitting Thursday Happy Hour the night before. Quite different lives we lead.
Spider-Man: No Way Home — the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 following Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals, and 27th film overall — stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May Parker, Jacob Batalon as Ned, and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. The film hit theaters in the United States on Friday, December 17.