Fans of Spider-Man have been absolutely loving how Tom Holland has played both Peter Parker and The Wallcrawler. When it comes to tackling the student side of Parker, the actor revealed that he went to a real New York City high school to prepare for the part. In ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,‘ Peter is trying to spend more time with his friends and go on vacation not just from home but for being a superhero, so it really felt important to get the character right.
One of the key praises which the first Spider-Man film received was for the casting choices. Not just for Spidey, but for how diverse much of the cast compared to a typical superhero movie. According to Holland, “This is so fantastic that such a big movie is represented by such a diverse cast, and that’s down to Jon Watts. He really tried hard and pushed the studios to say, “No, I don’t want to just cast six white kids who are lucky enough to be in these crazy movies, I want to cast some minorities.”
We’ve seen that play out so far in the film and Holland shared how his experience “undercover” went as well:
“I actually went to a New York City school sort of undercover as a research experiment for the film, and when I came out he said “What was it like?” and I said “Firstly, I’m thick as s— and I had no idea what they were talking about [laughs] and, secondly, it is so unbelievably diverse, especially in Queens and Brooklyn and the Bronx and stuff, and I think he did a really good job of making the environment authentic throughout the first film and this one.”
I’m sure fans of Holland can jokingly agree that the actor is “thick” when it comes to how he presents himself with all of the “accidental” spoilers which he has shared over the years.
Do you feel that ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ had a diverse cast? Did you enjoy how the films built upon one another? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is currently in theaters everywhere!
Source: Entertainment Weekly