There will always be an ongoing debate on which actor portrayed Spider-Man the best. But for now, Tom Holland is wearing the Spidey suit quite well in the MCU. The actor brings a certain boyish charm to the role that fans adore, and it fits Peter Parker’s personality well
Any actor who headlines a superhero movie faces significant pressure; that’s simply the nature of the beast. Superhero characters have huge, extremely opinionated fan bases, film studios are banking on actors that can ideally sustain a multi-picture franchise
performers have to please critics and news outlets that are increasingly exhausted by superhero properties. But few have had to deal with the weight of expectations placed on Tom Holland, a.k.a. Hollywood’s Spider-Man.
The character’s origin story sees Peter Parker first try to capitalize on his superpowers by becoming a professional wrestler, but even when that career doesn’t pan out, Spider-Man maintains a certain sense of flair as a superhero.
Holland’s introduction as Peter in Civil War presents him as an awkward teenager who’s still trying to figure out what to do with his superpowers, and while he has the basic understanding that he should use his abilities to help people
Peter’s Civil War debut doesn’t mention his role in the murder of his Uncle Ben and the impact that Ben’s death had on his development as a hero, but the hesitant quality of his movement tells that story
Peter Parker’s relationship to his superhero persona is surprisingly similar to Billy Elliot’s relationship to dance, giving him an outlet for the emotions that arise from a loved one’s death.