Chris Hemsworth helped Tom Holland land Spider-Man

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 June 2019
Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Chris Hemsworth put in a good word for his friend Tom Holland to help him land the role of Spider-Man

Chris Hemsworth "made a call" to help Tom Holland land the role of Spider-Man.

The 'Thor: Ragnarok' actor did his best to back his 23-year-old pal by reassuring Marvel bosses that his friend is "one of the most talented" people he'd ever worked with.

He revealed: "I mean, look, we worked on In the 'Heart of the Sea' together, obviously, then through 'Avengers' and as they were casting him for Spider-Man, I did what I could do and made a call and said he's one of the most talented people I've worked with and has such a big heart and appreciation.

"I don't know, we have a great friendship, it's a good mutual respect."

The pair recently interviewed one another to promote Chris' new movie 'Men In Black: International' and Tom's latest outing as the webslinger, 'Spider-Man: Far From Home', and the British actor described his friend as his "hero" when he shared a clip from the funny chat last week.

And Chris admitted his admiration for Tom is just the same.

Told about his friend's caption by 'Entertainment Tonight', he replied: "Aw, did he? Well, he's my hero in life."

Tom recently admitted playing Spider-Man had fulfilled his childhood dreams because he was always "obsessed" with the superhero when he was growing up.

He said: "I've been playing Spider-Man in my bedroom since I was a kid.

"I grew up watching the films and I watched all the cartoons. I was kind of obsessed with him. When I walked on set for my first day it was my first day on the MCU but it was my thousandth time playing Spider-Man so I felt like I had it in the bag."

Spider-Man: Far From Home

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal
  • UK release: 2 July 2019

After the events of Endgame, Peter Parker (Holland) is dealing with the loss of his mentor when he and his schoolmates find themselves fighting the Elementals. An enjoyable mix of storming special effects and road trip silliness which manages to work in the believable development in the relationship between Peter and MJ…

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