Unknown Facts About Marvel's New Spider-Man: Tom Holland

Spidey has come of age!

Unknown Facts About Marvel's New Spider-Man: Tom Holland
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It is not a regular affair when there comes a lad in Hollywood, who the teens look to emulate, the women seem to adore and most men can't get enough of.


Any guesses as to who might be the latest addition to the bandwagon of boys who never fail to impress? Heck Yeah! we are talking about Thomas Stanley 'Tom' Holland on the special occasion of the Homecoming star's 21st birthday.


The British sensation has taken showbiz by storm ever since he arrived onto the scene by playing the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London. Soon after, Holland was cast in the film The Impossible, alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor which released in 2012 touting him a talent to watch as one of 2013's Breakthrough Brits at the Baftas.


This charmingly vulnerable star boy achieved global fame when he found out that he was selected to play Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through social media a month after his audition in 2015.


We first saw him as Spider-Man in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, and later this summer he'll be getting a film all to himself in Spider-Man: Homecoming. But before any of that, here is a look at some of the unknown facts of the newly christened 21-year-old: 

Fact 1

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Tom Holland was born on June 1, 1996, in Kingston upon Thames, London to Nicola Elizabeth, a photographer, and Dominic Holland, a tv comedian and author. 


At 20, he became the youngest actor to play Spiderman (Andrew Garfield was 29 and Tobey Maguire was 27) in Captain America: Civil War before his solo Marvel gig, Spider-Man: Homecoming releases on July 7, 2017. 

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Chris Hemsworth actually helped him land up the role of Peter Parker by putting in a good word for him to the Marvel Studios. Tom also went on to get wet on the boat with Thor in the drama 'In The Heart Of The Sea'.

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Tom's dad has written a book called, "How Tom Holland Eclipsed His Dad" which is in essence oddly endearing yet embarrassingly funny as he has openly expressed about his boy's career.

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He is an Arsenal fan (Yes! you read that right, he's one super-gooner) but by his own admission "sucks at football" posting this picture on Instagram

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Here, Tom is seen in his element nursing like a superhero, literally. 

Out of the 1,500 actors who auditioned for the role, Tom beat out Paper Town's Natt Wolff, Ender's Game's Asa Butterfield, Percy Jackson's Logan Lerman and many other brilliant actors to get the role of our fave Spider-Man.

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Holland's big break came with 2012's 'The Impossible' alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor for which he was a major Oscar contender. He also appeared in all six episodes of the 2015 award-winning BBC Two miniseries Wolf Hall on the small screen.

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The actor is an incredibly fit guy (just how Spiderman's supposed to be in the Marvel comics) in real life too. He regularly updates his fans on his workout routines and abso-flippin'-lutely awesome gymnastic moves on Instagram. He also gives himself electric shocks for 20 mins. every week to aid his fitness training. WOW!

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He went to Croydon's BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology same as the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse. Such stunners, all of 'em!

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He has been a big Marvel fan and had his own costume that he wore to a fancy dress party two years before he got casted. Baby, Tom was born this way!

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn tweeted that Tom Holland is the best Spidey/Peter Parker ever by a country mile. He also said 'Tom Holland is to Spider-Man what Downey is to Iron Man, Ledger was to the Joker, Pratt is to Star-Lord'.

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Tom is a proper comedian. He can also tickle your funny bone damn well with his dubsmash skills. Totally killed it with that one Tomboy! (y)

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As they say, save the best for the last. So, here it goes: Tom has the cutest dog in the world called Tessa. Aw! we're so in love with this birthday boy now...


BONUS: We will see him star in the remake of the 90's cult movie 'Jumanji' alongside Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and we can't contain our hormones anymore -estrogen hits the roof- (smiles!) 


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Here's a throwback to the very beginning of this global starlet's showbiz journey for which he took a good two and a half years of training after his first ever audition for the role:

Happy Birthday, Spidey! ;)
*drumroll* *slings web*

Tom's Debut As Billy At The Victoria Palace Theatre: Billy Elliot the Musical

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