Many movies and videos still consist of famous auditions for famous roles in movies. Some of them can be found on YouTube, including fascinating auditions from the original cast of Star Wars and current pop culture such as the MCU.
In order to win over casting directors, auditions often require more daring approaches. Since Tom Holland has always wanted to play Spider-Man, it's not surprising that his audition was different than usual.
Material was released showing what he did to win the role. What Holland has knocked down the Russo brothers and probably will not repeat so quickly.
Nobody did a backflip in an audition, probably in the history of Hollywood.
It is rare to find an actor with both superior gymnastics skills and seriously acting chops. By chance, Tom Holland has both abilities abound and he was not afraid to use his physicality to show off to the Russians.
You have to think that Holland prepared for this audition years ago, as we and other media have reported on his desire to play the role. We even analyzed the British video that shows Holland that he wanted to play Spider-Man a couple of years before landing.
If he had a full-length mirror at home, we can only imagine that he is doing exactly what he has done if he ever landed an audition with Marvel. Whether this included a backflip is unclear. After all, it might have been a spontaneous decision to beat the competition.
We would never know if Holland had known that he would have perfect chemistry with Robert Downey Jr. and the other MCU performers until he entered. The Russians did not want Holland to hurt themselves.
There is such a thing as a desperate desire to win a role that will practically kill you to demonstrate your abilities. Although Holland has gymnastics skills, it is more than a little daring to do backflips at an audition. It is also not easy and can still cause injury, especially if you are not prepared properly.
When the Russians foreseen Holland, they could see that he had great chemistry with his co-stars. Nevertheless, they also wanted someone with real physical ability. Perhaps other Spider-Mans have mostly used stunt doubles in the past. It is very important that the star is able to do it alone, which also saves time in stunts.
When Holland told the Russians that he would willingly do a backflip, the team initially asked him not to worry about hurting himself. Joe Russo gave him permission to land Holland perfectly. Then the latter took a few more steps to prove his worth.
Since then, the Russians have classified Holland as "invaluable" in its combined capabilities. Whether he can do that kind of physical exercise for the next decade is another matter.
Did Tom Holland make his audition incredibly high for everyone else?
Reading the details of Hollands Spider-Man audition is not yet complete impressive. Perhaps it has set such a high bar that anyone else who assumes the role of the Spider-Man must find a way to surpass any movement.
That would be a big challenge. Maybe it will not be long before more than a decade has passed. Holland may have to be the last cinematic Spider-Man we've ever seen, unless evolution manages to create an actor who excels in gymnastics / dance skills and has a perfect winning personality.
What we do not want to see is that Holland tries his own stunts as he gets older and possibly injured on set. Some of these Spider-Man moves can permanently unbalance your body if you land just once.
When Holland plays Spider-Man into middle age, it may turn into Spidey's life in which it goes to the top lunges.