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

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

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Drew Goddard
  • Cast: Tom Holland
  • UK release: 28 July 2017

The first collaboration between Sony and Marvel brings Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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