Tom Holland's gym background helped him become Spider-Man

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2015
Tom Holland

Tom Holland

British actor Tom Holland has claimed his gymnastics background prepared him to play Spider-Man

Tom Holland's gymnastics background prepared him to play Spider-Man.

The 19-year-old actor is set to star as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and has claimed his passion for the sport as a child has prepare him for the iconic role.

Tom confessed: "I used to be a gymnast when I was little so I had those capabilities already but I have a lot of improvement to do."

Tom's training for Marvel's upcoming 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Spider-Man' has included mild electrocution for twenty minutes each week.

He explained to Digital Spy: "I went to this gym yesterday where they strap electric belts on you and you do exercise whilst being electrocuted. It's a really strange experience."

Tom also said he is not fazed by playing the lead role in the action film, but has praised his predecessor Andrew Garfield.

The British star said: "He [Andrew] did such a good job as Peter Parker and it's really difficult not to copy him because what he did was so perfect and obviously there are going to be things that I might steal.

"I hope we get to meet and even work together in the future."

Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
  • UK release: 5 July 2017

The first collaboration between Sony and Marvel brings Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland is the third actor to play the web-slinger, delivering a performance that gives the character a new edge, helped along by Jon Watts' fine directing. A humorous and action-packed addition to the Spider-Man canon.

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