Spider-Man: Homecoming's Tom Holland Wants To Play Batman Or James Bond

One hero clearly isn't enough...

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Not content with playing one of the most hotly anticipated new characters in the MCU, Spider-Man: Homecoming's star Tom Holland wants to follow his role as Peter Parker with a couple of other cinematic institutions.

The star has big aspirations - being cast as Spider-Man probably has that sort of effect - and in an interview with Interview magazine, when asked by co-star Zendaya about what he wants to do in the future, he offered his grand plan. If he gets his way, he'll be a director eventually and he'll have won Oscars by the time he gets there.

Even more specifically, he says he's eager to play either James Bond or Batman. The former is likely to have been rumoured at some stage in his career anyway, given that he's male and British, but it's nice to know he'd be keen if the opportunity came about. Batman is a slightly more left-field choice, but he'd make an excellent star of Batman Beyond even now.

The same interview also includes more details on Holland's audition process:

“That process was five months. I did eight auditions. I did five self-tapes, and then a screen test with Robert Downey Jr. and a screen test with Chris Evans. In the screen test with Robert Downey Jr., they brought me into the room and I met him. I was so nervous. In my head, I thought, ‘Wow, you look really weird in person. You don’t look like you do onscreen.’ I found out later that I met his stand-in.”

If he was to play Batman, Holland would join the elite of actors who have played both Marvel and DC characters like Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans. Hopefully, he'd have more consistency jumping than either of those did.

For now, we'll have to make do with him as Spider-Man, and hope that he brings the same kind of delightful spirit he did in Captain America: Civil War again.

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