Read this if you love Tom Holland
You might know Tom Holland as Spiderman, but there’s a lot more to know about this young Hollywood famous actor.
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So come on in and let’s take a deep dive into the world of Tom Holland, including a look at Tom Holland as Spider-Man, other Tom Holland movies, upcoming Tom Holland new movie releases, and sooo much more.
Who is Tom Holland?
If you don’t know who Tom Holland is, you’re either living under a rock or just very bad with names, so we’ll make it easy for you.
The young British actor has dominated the box office over the past few years, especially as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Here are a few random facts about the Hollywood actor:
- He starred in Billy Elliot in the West End at just 12 years old.
- He was a ballet dancer growing up, training for 2 years, which largely impacts his ability to manipulate his body as an actor in various roles.
- “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber is his favorite Christmas song
- The young actor is known for accidentally spoiling details about upcoming movies. He reportedly spoiled the ending of Avengers: Infinity War and because of this, he is often given limited information about the storylines he performs in, even during filming!
- He loves to golf, often using his days off from filming to hit up the local golf courses.
- He has two younger twin brothers. One of them often acts as his “assistant” on-set.
- Modern Family is his guilty pleasure TV show.
- He comes from a family of creatives: his mom is a photographer and his dad is a comic and author.
Tom Holland’s Brothers Trust makes him a real-life superhero
Tom Holland comes from a family of Holly-Do-Gooders. His parents, Nikki and Dom Holland set up the Brothers Trust in 2017 with Tom Holland as the “focal point” of the charity but overall dedicated to all of his brothers (Sam, Harry, and Paddy). The Brothers Trust is an organization that intends to “shine a light on charities that are small and where your generous donations can be used to maximum effect.”
The non-profit leans on Tom Holland’s celeb power to raise funds via sweepstakes, charity events, ethically sourced merchandise, and many other initiatives.
Now, let’s dive into the Tom Holland movies that bring him the fame that enables him to do some good for the world.
Tom Holland Movies: The Impossible (2012)
Tom Holland’s first live-action movie was The Impossible, a Spanish film starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, where Tom Holland played their 12-year-old son Henry. Tom Holland, who was 16 at the time, was recognized for his performance. Variety writer Justin Chang said he was “wonderful as a kind, somewhat short-tempered kid who still has plenty to learn, setting the tone for similarly heartrending turns by young Joslin and Pendergast.”
“To be so young, is like really really overwhelming,” Tom Holland says in an interview after winning Best Young British Performer at the 2013 Critics Circle Awards. It’s amazing to watch now considering his voice hadn’t even dropped yet!
Watch The Impossible on Netflix.
Tom Holland Movies: How I Live Now (2013)
In the romantic drama How I Live Now, Tom Holland plays Isaac, whose cousin Daisy (played by the lovely Saoirse Ronan) visits them at their English countryside farm. The movie, adapted from the book of the same name by author Meg Rosoff, got mixed reviews, but we think it’s worth a watch to see a pre-Spider-Man Tom Holland and a young Saoirse Ronan.
Watch How I Live Now on Amazon Prime Video.
Tom Holland Movies: In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
This historical drama stars Chris Hemsworth in a story about the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex back in the 1820s, an event that inspired the classic book, Moby Dick.
Tom Holland plays Thomas Nickerson, the cabin boy who works on the Essex with Chris Hemsworth playing the first mate, Owen Chase.
The movie was considered to be a flop, but it wasn’t anywhere near the end of Tom Holland’s acting career.
Watch In the Heart of the Sea on Amazon Prime Video.
Tom Holland Spider-Man Movies: Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Tom Holland made his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 2016 Marvel movie Captain America: Civil War.
Interestingly enough, Tom Holland himself didn’t know what was going to happen in the movie. “I don’t even know what Civil War is about,” Tom Holland said during an interview with SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio. “I was only working on it for a week or two weeks or something. So they offered for me to read the script, and I said ‘No, I don’t want to read it, because I’ll be doing all these interviews and I’ll end up telling secrets and stuff. I’ve got such a big mouth.’ So I actually don’t know what it’s about. I’m going to watch this film as an audience member, rather than someone who is in it. I’ll be like, ‘I wonder what my bits are about?’”
Tom Holland’s dance and gymnastics experience helped him get the role. He also brought up one of the readings he had to do with Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. during the audition process. “It was so intimidating,” he said. “But the thing was, I walked into the room on this soundstage, and they had this little set, and Robert took me aside and said, ‘Listen, I remember my screen test for Iron Man. I remember how terrified I was. Just think of it as an audition. It’s nothing too scary. If you get it wrong, we’ll just start again. No pressure.’ But that kind of raised the pressure a little bit for me. But he was great and super supportive, and because he said he’d been there and had been in the same situation, it made me relax a little bit.”
He also got to read with Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor) who was equally nice, saying “I thought that Hollywood superstars like himself would just be divas who do whatever they want, and he was kind of the first one I had ever met. But he wasn’t like that at all.”
Watch Captain America: Civil War on Disney+.
Tom Holland Movies: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
“You’ve seen the billionaire [superhero], the scientist, the soldier,” said Tom Holland to The Hollywood Reporter. “Now it’s time to see the kid.” Tom Holland made his dedicated debut as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the 2017 Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. Jimmy Kimmel said it was “easily the best Spider-Man movie” saying “it feels like the Spider-Man I read about in the comic books when I was 8 years old.”
While sitting down with Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Holland jokingly suggested to Marvel that he go undercover at a high school to see what it was like to be a regular high school kid like Peter Parker. Marvel ended up taking it seriously and enrolled him into a Bronx School of Science, a school for genius kids, just to see what it was like.
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Tom Holland won the Rising Star Award at the 2017 BAFTAs. “As soon as I looked up, I sh*t myself a little bit, there was a lot of people in that room,” he says in a post-acceptance interview.
Thanks, Tom Holland for always keeping it real, lol. No wonder everyone in Hollywood loves you!
Rent Spider-Man: Homecoming on YouTube.
Tom Holland Movies: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Tom Holland returned as Spider-Man yet again for Avengers: Infinity War. In a 2021 interview with Deadline, Tom Holland revealed that his line, “I don’t want to go,” is the line fans quote to him the most whenever they run into him.
“I look back on that scene so fondly,” he says. “We had so much fun on those sets, but when we got into the emotion of that moment, we really dived into it. People tell me they imagine that scene must have been horrendous to shoot, but I look back on it with nothing but happiness…I got to hug Robert Downey Jr., like, 60 times, and cry on his shoulder. What’s not to love?”
I would happily hug Robert Downey Jr. and cry on his shoulder.
Watch Avengers: Infinity War on Disney+.
Tom Holland Movies: Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The following year we got to see Tom Holland play Spider-Man yet again in Avengers: Endgame.
Ok, I just love Tom Holland as Spiderman! He’s just so cute! Avengers End Game was like tasting cookies for the 1st time! 👌
— Kylie Noels (Killie) (@KylieNoels) April 26, 2019
Who remembers their first time…watching Tom Holland in a Marvel movie?!
i finally watched avengers end game and i have acquired what all my friends have. a crush on tom holland 😔
— maiz (@MeezyParky) December 30, 2020
It’s that easy.
Watch Avengers: Endgame on Disney+.
Tom Holland Spider-Man Movies: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home was the highly anticipated sequel to Tom Holland’s first Spider-Man movie.
Variety critic Owen Gleiberman claims Tom Holland “acts with far greater confidence and verve” compared to the first movie, later saying it “touches all the bases of a conventional Marvel movie.”
In a 2021 interview with Deadline, Tom Holland admits that he always wanted to play Spider-Man when he was growing up, saying “People are drawn to characters they feel they have something in common with, and Peter Parker was that kid who didn’t quite fit in, so I saw myself in him.”
Tom Holland was awarded the Favorite Superhero at the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards, won Action Movie Star of 2019 at the People’s Choice Awards, and Choice Summer Movie Actor at the Teen Choice Awards.
Watch Spider-Man: Far From Home on Hulu with the STARZ add-on.
Tom Holland Movies: Spies in Disguise (2019)
2019 was a busy year for Tom Holland, who voiced Walter Beckett in the animated kids’ movie Spies in Disguise. Walter is a scientific genius who designs gadgets, one of which accidentally turns a spy named Lance Sterling (voiced by Will Smith) into a pigeon.
The family-friendly movie also lends the voices of DJ Khaled, Reba McEntire, and Rashida Jones.
Watch Spies in Disguise on HBO Max.
Tom Holland Movies: Onward (2020)
Tom Holland yet again voiced an animated character in the Academy Award-nominated Disney movie Onward. Tom Holland plays the lead, Ian Lightfoot, a teenage elf who sets out on a magical quest in this fantasy land with his brother to find an artifact that will temporarily bring back their dead father for just one day. Chris Pratt plays his older brother, Barley Lightfoot.
The action-filled Pixar movie is like a lot of Pixar movies in that it’s moving, emotional, beautiful, and entertaining for the whole family.
Watch Onward on Disney+.
Tom Holland Movies: The Devil All The Time (2020)
In this ominous thriller, “sinister characters converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality.” Tom Holland stars as Arvin Eugene Russell, alongside Bill Skarsgård, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, and Robert Pattinson. The movie was #1 on Netflix for two days in a row.
Watch The Devil All The Time on Netflix.
Tom Holland New Movies: Cherry (2021)
Cherry is a new movie release from the Russo brothers (known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and both of the Avengers movies with Tom Holland).
It’s a dark love story set before the Iraq War in 2003, and Tom Holland plays a heroin addict and an army medic––a far reach from his superhero role.
“We would do every movie for the rest of our lives with Tom Holland,” says filmmaker Joe Russo to Esquire. “He’s the hardest- working actor we’d been around. He’s so naturally talented. The charisma factor is so high that he’s an incredible conduit for any story that you want to tell. He just has it all.”
Watch the trailer here:
“This role took me to some of the darkest places I have ever been, emotionally, physically, anythingly… I would never go back there again, not for anyone,” he says in an interview with GQ. “ I am pleased I did it, but that door is now closed and locked.”
GQ describes him as “is devastatingly uncompromising in his depiction of addiction.” Tom Holland reveals that he worked with a former addict who now works in a rehab clinic and advises Hollywood celebs how to authentically act like addicts.
Watch Cherry on Apple TV+.
Tom Holland New Movies: Chaos Walking (2021)
Chaos Walking is a dystopian sci-fi movie starring Tom Holland as Todd Hewitt, living on the planet New World, where everyone has a condition called Noise that means you both see and hear everyone’s thoughts (sounds like an absolute nightmare).
Todd comes across a crashed scout ship and fails to keep quiet. He ends up meeting Viola (played by Daisy Ridley) and is shocked to see a girl since all of the women were killed off in a war years ago.
A lot more happens, but you should just watch it yourself.
Watch the trailer here:
See options for renting Chaos Walking here.
Tom Holland Upcoming Spider-Man Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was shot during the pandemic in a bubble of a soundstage in Atlanta.
Marvel is being pretty hush-hush about the movie details, so you’ll just have to sign up for email updates from Hollywood.com if you want more details!
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be released exclusively in movie theatres this Christmas 2021.
Tom Holland New Movies: Uncharted (2022)
Uncharted is an upcoming movie release starring Mark Wahlberg that is an adaption of the popular video game franchise. They started filming in June, as soon as it was deemed safe to shoot during the pandemic.
Tom Holland’s character has plenty of stunts. “I was getting so beat,” he said to Esquire. “I was battered and bruised, and I had tendinitis in my hamstring. I will never do a sword-fight scene ever again.”
Uncharted is slated to hit movie theaters on February 18, 2022.
We’re so glad we have more Tom Holland movies to look forward to this year and next, and can’t wait to see what he does next!
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