Spider-Man: Zendaya Gushes Over Tom Holland's Love for Marvel Role

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
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Despite having occupied the role for only five years, Tom Holland's Spider-Man has arguably become the most developed of the live-action interpretations with two solo films and three team-up appearances under his belt.

Most of the central cast of Far From Home will be back in just a few months' time for the highly-anticipated No Way Home, with rumors suggesting Spider-Man fans are in for a treat

While the MCU's interpretation of the wall-crawler remains controversial for its debatable over-reliance on other heroes, the franchise continues to be a critical, financial, and viral success.

Spider-Man has always been the most popular of the Marvel heroes with most of today's world having grown up with the hero, and Tom Holland himself seems to be no exception to this rule.

Zendaya Admires Tom Holland

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During a recent interview with InStyle, Spider-Man: No Way Home actress Zendaya gushed about Tom Holland's love for his heroic Marvel role. 

When asked what she appreciates about Holland, the Disney star revealed “he really loves being Spider-Man” and described him as a “perfectionist” who has handled the pressure of the role incredibly: 

“There are many things, obviously, that I appreciate. In an actor way, I appreciate that he really loves being Spider-Man. It's a lot of pressure — you take on the role of a superhero wherever you go. To the little kid who walks by, you are Spider-Man. I think he handled that so well. And seeing him at work, even though he's not a Virgo [laughs], he is a perfectionist.”

The Spider-Man actress continued to share her own observation from the set of “how [Holland] cares so much about his work and making it right.” Zendaya referenced back to one particular experience of watching Holland film a fight scene and frequently saying “[he] can do that better” after finishing a move:

“Our director allowed me to come in every day [of the shoot], and it was cool to see how he cares so much about his work and making it right. I watched him do a fight scene all day, which is exhausting. He'd do a move, come back to the monitors, watch it, and say, 'I can do that better.' I'd be like, 'Dude, you got it.' But he wants us to be perfect, and I really appreciate that.”

Zendaya went on to describe her co-star as “a fun time” who “can make anybody feel comfortable:"

“Yeah, he's a fun time. Very charismatic, can make anybody feel comfortable and have a good laugh and a good chat. A good chat — I sound so British.”

Tom Holland's Spider-Man Isn't Going Anywhere

Ever since Holland was initially cast as Spider-Man prior to the release of Captain America: Civil War, it's been clear the actor has a passionate love for his Marvel hero.

While Spider-Man: No Way Home is reportedly the end of Holland's current Marvel project, the highly-anticipated sequel will almost certainly not be the end for his interpretation of Peter Parker. Sony appears to be dedicated to integrating the current Spider-Man into its own universe whilst continuing its deal to maintain his role within the wider MCU.

Even though a fourth Spider-Man film after No Way Home is beyond probable, it will almost certainly have a new director at the helm as Jon Watts switches focus to Fantastic Four and an original thriller with George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

Whatever the future may hold, it will be exciting to see Tom Holland's Peter Parker continue to grow beyond his high school years in a way no live-action interpretation of the hero has had the chance to before.

Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021.

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- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.