Tom Holland Says He Wants To Play Spider-Man Until He Can't Walk Anymore
It’s not hard to see how much Tom Holland loves playing Spider-Man. He owns the role and has been doing such a great job bringing this iconic superhero to life and the fans love him! He brings an awesome quirky youthful energy to the role that the fans appreciate, and he wants to play the character until the day that youthfulness fades and he can’t walk anymore.
During a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes, the actor said:
"I honestly would play Spider-Man until I can't walk anymore. I love this character so much and it was like my childhood dream to play this character. I'm loving it, I'm really enjoying it. I'm really loving what we can do with this movie and the people that we can touch and the amazing things we can do with the platform that this movie gives us. So I'm just really enjoying it."
You can watch him talk about wanting to keep playing Spider-Man below:
If I was living out the dream of playing Spider-Man, I wouldn’t want to stop playing him either! I have a feeling that Marvel and Sony don’t plan on dropping Holland as Spider-Man anytime soon. I imagine the role will be his for years to come. There’s no way that the studios are going to give up what they have with Holland. He’s young enough to where he can continue to really grow into the character as the character’s story continues to progress in the MCU.
In a separate interview with Stephen Colbert, Holland told a funny story about how he couldn’t walk after an intense workout of trying to keep up with Jake Gyllenhaal in the gym:
"We set off, we start running, and there's a law in the gym that you can't run slower than the guy next to you. So, I'm running next to him, two minutes in I've got a stitch, I'm wishing everything was over but I'm saying, 'There's nothing that's gonna' get me off this treadmill. I will beat Jake Gyllenhaal in this race.' And then like three, four minutes in, he goes, 'Tom, this is too easy. Let's up the incline.' I'm like, 'Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, let's do it!' We up the incline, four, five more kilometers go by, he goes, 'This is too easy. Let's up it to three!' I'm like, 'Oh my goodness, fine, yeah, sure Jake, absolutely.' Finally, we've got a kilometer left and he's like, 'Let's do 3.5,' and I'm like, 'Let's do 4. Why 3.5? Why stop there?' Then we're doing press later that day and I can't walk."
Luckily he’s walking again and ready to continue playing the role that we all love to see him play! We’ll be able to watch Holland run and swing around in Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 2nd!