Marvel stars Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland’s real-life relationship isn’t much different from Iron Man and Spider-Man’s on-screen connection.
Downey Jr. apparently played mentor for Holland off-screen as well when the latter had just joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man.
According to E! News, Holland found himself getting nervous regarding his portrayal of the Avenger right when he was getting tested out and that is when Downey Jr. stepped in and helped him out.
That’s not all. Holland also received some words of wisdom from Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor in the MCU films.
The Iron Man actor was instrumental in Holland’s casting as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Downey did screen tests with a string of candidates for the part, and his chemistry with Holland was so electric that Marvel Studios was convinced he was the right one for the job.
Of course, it wasn’t easy for the young actor, recalling how Downey frequently changed lines and improvised, which kept him on his toes. Fortunately, he handled himself well, which only added to his appeal.
Eventually, he was officially hired, and almost five years later, since his first big-screen appearance as the iconic Marvel hero, he’s in the middle of filming his third standalone movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Holland’s time as Spider-Man, however, may already be running out. Recently, the actor revealed that No Way From Home completes his contract with Marvel. While he’ll be more than happy to return as Peter Parker