What’s cooler than being Spider-Man’s real-life brother? Being Spider-Man’s real-life brother and landing a part in Spider-Man: No Way Home! That tops the charts of the coolest things to happen to a “regular” person ever.
Tom Holland’s younger siblings are lucky enough to call their big brother ‘Spider-Man’ – I mean, they probably don’t – but they’ve clearly complimented Tom enough to be given a chance to star in an actual Marvel movie.
The Peter Parker actor, 24, is one of four, with twin brothers Harry and Sam who are 22, and little brother Paddy, 16.
Harry is also an actor and budding director, with a few film appearances already under his belt. He’s also directed short films such as Roses for Lily
Tom Holland occasionally brings up his sibling in an interview, whether it be to talk about their creative endeavors or to make a joke.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a star-making machine since it kicked off with 2008’s Iron Man. The MCU reintroduced Robert Downey, Jr. to a new generation, and minted Chris Evans as Captain America.
But it’s possible no one’s risen higher from obscurity and benefited more than Tom Holland. But now, with No Way Home, his third solo Spider-Man movie, on the horizon, everyone’s favorite webslinger is thinking beyond his memorable performances across the MCU.
But maybe the issue isn’t what can be done with the role, but rather what Holland wants to do with his life. It’s important to remember that when Holland first swung onto screens in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, he was 19. Since then he’s appeared in six MCU movies.
Playing Spider-Man until he’s 30 would mean being in the same role for 11 years. That’s a long time for any actor to consistently stick with any one role, and presumably its even a longer time for anyone in their 20s.