Chris Hemsworth Explains How He Helped Tom Holland Get Spider-Man Role

We know that Marvel hasn’t given a fair chance to Thor and Spider-Man to share screens, but we do know that both stars are friends off-screen.

It was revealed that the 35-year-old has made a ‘phone call’ in hopes that he could help his pal become the next Peter Parker.

Chris Hemsworth reveals how he helped Tom Holland

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Hemsworth revealed that he did all he could to help him once and future costar.

“I mean, look, we worked on In the Heart of the Sea together, obviously, then through Avengers and as they were casting him for Spider-Man, I did what I could do and made a call and said he’s one of the most talented people, I’ve worked with and has such a big heart and appreciation,” Hemsworth said. “I don’t know, we have a great friendship, it’s a good mutual respect.”

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Holland made his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War back in 2016.

The British actor’s performances in The Impossible, Wolf Hall, and In the Heart of the Sea impressed the studios and producers and secured him the role of Peter Parker in the highest-grossing film of 2016.

Holland became also the youngest actor to play a title role in the MCU.

They both were recently featured interviewing each other and proved a strong bond exists between the two.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Chris told his fans that he ‘sat down with competition winner @TomHolland1996 in Bali’.

‘So great to see the look on his face when he got to meet his hero,’ the Avengers actor added. And they didn’t stop with the roasting.

Tom is it? Tom Hiddleston?’ mocked Chris, before asking why Thor wasn’t in Far From Home.

‘It was for the front running Avengers in this one,’ Tom explained before adding: ‘Who is going to take up RDJ’s spot?’

‘Yeah, that’s why I asked where Thor was…’ scoffed Chris.

Thor and Chris Hemsworth’s friendship

Tom, who’s renowned for slipping spoilers left, right and center, recently posted a behind the scenes video of one of the most devastating scenes of Endgame.

It turns out the cast were led to believe they were filming a wedding, but despite the film being released in late April he admitted he was nervous about sharing his clips due to his reputation.

He wrote: ‘I don’t know why I’m so stressed posting this. The movie is already out. I guess when Barry [Curtis] said no cameras we all heard bring your cameras.’

That friendship forged in Hemsworth’s 2015 film allowed Holland to act opposite him in his first Marvel film, 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Holland returned for his own standalone film Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. He’s ready to hit theaters with Spider-Man Far From Home next month.

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