Tom Holland's debut as a Marvel superhero is yet to be unveiled, but the young actor already has an eye on an Academy Award. Not only that, the 21-year-old also wants to play another Marvel superhero and nab the iconic role of James Bond from Daniel Craig.
In an interaction with Interview magazine, the British actor revealed his every possible life goals to his Spider-Man: Homecoming co-actor Zendaya. From winning an Academy Award to becoming a film director, the young actor got candid about his future.
While being asked about what role in an iconic movie he wished to play, the Brit actor expressed his eagerness about playing James Bond or the Batman.
He also described the most stressful situation in his life. "The thing that killed me was the waiting. Even after my self-tapes, they would call me up and be like, 'We're going to let you know tomorrow.' Six auditions later, still nothing. On my last audition, they said, 'You need to stay in Atlanta because we'll tell you tomorrow.' So, I stayed in Atlanta for about a week because my cousin lives there," Holland said.
"With each passing day, there was no phone call. I flew back to London. Five weeks passed. I kept checking my phone every 20 minutes, trying to find something. Eventually, one day I was sitting on my bed with my dog just scrolling through Instagram, and there it was. It said, 'Go to our website and check out who the new Spider-Man is.' And I did. It said my name. I went crazy," he added.
However, his brother suggested that this would be fake news while suspecting the hack of Sony's account. But Holland received a call from Marvel president Kevin Feige at that moment telling him, "I've got great news. You're going to be Spider-Man." "I'm like, 'I know, Kevin. It's on Instagram. I'm 19. Did you really think I wasn't going to find it?" he added.
He has signed multiple deals with Sony Pictures Entertainment as to reprise his superhero role in Avengers: Infinity War movie.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts, will be released on July 7. The movie stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine and Marisa Tomei.