Spider-twink Tom Holland's swing into Big Boy Pants is out this weekend on Apple+ -- Cherry, from Marvel's favorite bro-directors the Russo Bros, has him playing a love-struck teenager (named Cherry, as in pop that) turned Iraq soldier turned heroin addict turned bank-robber, and all in the span of wayyy over two hours. As I said in the comments of yesterday's Tom Holland post -- hey whaddya want I work with what I am given -- the movie's not great (Bob) but Tom doesn't embarrass himself; he's actually very good, despite being in a movie that doesn't really seem to know what it is or wants to say but keeps on talking, and loudly, for way too long anyway. (His other actors, especially Clara Bravo and Jack Reynor, are also notably good.) So he'll be fine. I know, you were worried, but Tom Holland is gonna be okay, you guys.
his cover story for GQ UK has presented itself, and I've got plenty more where they came from below. But first I feel as if I should quote this semi-long (it's worth it) Spidey-suit exchange from Tom's attached interview, which I read on the subway to work this morning:
"You know, I haven’t got my own suit yet. I could ask for one of those. Good idea. And they have loads of them lying around. Or I could just steal one. I should just go home in one from set and be like, ‘Come and take it off me!’ They’d never find the hidden zips, though.” Hidden zips? “Yes, it’s pretty uncomfortable. A privilege to wear, but uncomfortable.” What does Holland wear underneath his Spidey suit? “I wear a thong. Like a jockstrap thing. I have a thong and a mesh underlay suit and then the Spider-Man suit, made from very coarse material, goes over the top.” Holland pauses for a second, lost in thought. “If I did steal a suit, what would I do with it?” Role play? “I couldn’t put it on a mannequin in my living room, could I? Like a trophy. People would think I was utterly self-obsessed. I was in the costume house the other day and they have a foam model of my body. Like, it’s a perfect replica, accurate to the millimetre.” A bit odd? “Yes. I was looking at it. It’s really weird checking yourself out. I looked at my bum and I was like, ‘Oh, I shouldn’t be doing that...’ But then I realised it was my ass and I could do that. So I had a proper look at it, a proper butcher’s. Yeah, so that’s strange. I wonder what happens to that mannequin once filming ends? Who takes replica me home?”
Tom Holland would like to know who takes him home. Can I get a raised hand? And we just caused a tsunami in Thailand with the brunt of raised-hands winds y'all. Anyway Tom's talked about his Spidey-thong before (we remember such details more than we remember our own childhoods) but the whole "checking out his own ass" thing is new, and appreciated. I like that he realized and took ownership of his own bum. Staked his little bum flag. That's called "Adulting," Tom. Hit the jump for the whole shoot...