Russo Brothers Recall How Sony Didn’t Want to Cast Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Russo Brothers Recall How Sony Didn’t Want to Cast Tom Holland as Spider-Man
Tom Holland has been web-slinging as Peter Parker since Anthony and Joe Russo first directed him in “Captain America: Civil War,” followed by other Marvel spinoffs and his own “Spider-Man” film series set up at Sony. He’s about to appear in the third entry, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” due for theaters in December. In a recent GQ profile of Holland, who has just re-teamed with the Russo brothers for the Ptsd drama “Cherry” — a bid at prestige cinema for both Holland and the Russos — the filmmakers recall how they, and Sony, were at first hesitant to cast Holland as Spider-Man. (Via The Playlist.)

“We talked with [president Kevin] Feige at Marvel about Holland and he got excited and then we went to Sony…” said Joe Russo. “And they were like, ‘Let’s think about it for a minute.’ We could tell we were meeting resistance from Sony. So we brought [Holland] back,
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