If you had the opportunity to see The Impossible in 2012, then you’re familiar with the extraordinarily talented young actor Tom Holland. You will be hearing a lot more about this young man as the 19-year old has been cast as the next actor to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the latest big-screen incarnation of Marvel Comics’ most popular hero.
Holland has already filmed his first scenes for Captain America: Civil War and currently plays a key role in Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard’s new seafaring epic, In The Heart of The Sea.
Holland plays Tom Nickerson, the “greenhorn” rookie on the whaling ship Essex, whose experiences would later inspire Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick, specifically the ship’s encounter with a giant white whale that would leave the crew stranded at sea for months. Chris Hemsworth plays Owen Chase, the ship’s First Mate who has to contend with the far less experienced Captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), a conflict that proves to be the ship’s undoing, but working within the ensemble piece proves to be a great showcase for Holland’s talents.
I recently spoke with Tom Holland in New York about joining Ron Howard on this journey, working with fellow “Marvel” superhero Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and his excitement about being cast as the new Spiderman.
Below: Tom Holland gets Superhero advice from his new Marvel buddy Thor, a.k.a Chris Hemsworth: