According to an old interview from 2013, Tom Holland literally ~manifested~ his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Amidst the current lockdown in Sydney, this gives me peace. Coincidentally, I’m manifesting a quick and speedy recovery from this current outbreak right now.
Back in 2013, a 16-year-old Holland attended the En Empire Awards for his work in the 2012 film The Impossible with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. And, like every interview with an aspiring young actor, on the red carpet, a reporter took a moment to ask Tom what his dream role is.
His answer? Spider-Man. I web you not.
“I mean there are so many roles every year so it’s impossible to say exactly what you want to do,” he said in the resurfaced interview via TikTok.
“But something that has a bit of action and a bit of comedy, maybe something that’s less serious than The Impossible.
“Something a bit more jokey.”
The reporter then asks whether he “might fancy being a superhero”, to which Holland replies: “Yeah, I don’t know. What kind of superhero would I want to play?
“Maybe Spider-Man in ten years’ time. The reboot of the reboot.”
Two years after this interview, Holland was announced as a teenage Peter Parker (Aka Spider-Man) in a six-film deal between Sony and Marvel Studios. One year later, he made his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War. Now, he’s arguably one of the most famous actors to come out of the series with the next film in his Spidey saga, Spider-Man: No Way Home, coming later this year.
My spidey-king literally manifested his way to getting what he wants, and I undeniably love this for him. You can watch the full throwback to baby Tom Holland below. As far as unearthed footage of some of the internet’s favourite white boys is concerned, it sure beats the cursed clip that is Timothée Chalamet performing Nicki Minaj‘s “Super Bass” as his alter-ego, Lil Timmy Tim.
If you need us, we’ll be charging our crystals and reading up on all the super moons for our next manifestation.