Meet Tom Holland, Newest Member Of Spider-Man Fraternity


Somewhere in the sensory overload of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) paid a house call to a young superhero-in-waiting. That was the first anyone saw of Tom Holland, 20, as the latest iteration of cinematic Spider-Man. The whole scene was very, erm — is flirtatious the right word?

In master-level Marvel marketing fashion, Holland’s own Spidey flick is set for release in 2017, and the first official trailer was just shared. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Stark continues his mentorship of isn’t-he-too-old-for-high-school? Peter Parker, with at least one awkward hug in the back seat of Stark’s limo. Isn’t sexual tension just hilarious?

The trailer also features moments like this one, in which Holland is dangled on a stick for audiences to consume:


Welcome to Hollywood.

Holland joins the ranks of Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire in bringing Spider-Man to the big screen. Even Neil Patrick Harris voiced the super-teen in 2003’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

Here’s the trailer, which actually looks like pretty comic-campy fun:

Who is this elusive British actor Tom Holland, who made his name in the Billy Elliot live musical, you ask?

Does elusive even exist anymore? He has an Instagram, obviously, which includes a surprising amount of shirtless basketball:

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  • ChrisK

    Oh look. Another Spiderman (whatever number it is now) movie that I get to ignore.

  • Jere

    Is Holland gay? Is that why Queerty is featuring him?

  • spacecadet

    Cute and hot! Consider me a fan!

  • Doughosier

    Very cute and at least he looks like the high school boy Peter Parker is supppsed to be.

  • nitejonboy

    He was amazing in BILLY ELLIOT LIVE.

  • ingyaom

    Another British Spider-Man?

  • Billy Budd

    He is adorable. Cute. Delicious. Perfect for the movie. Perfect for me in an ideal dream world.

  • JessPH

    Andrew Fairfield brought seriousness to the role. Now, they’re making spider-man goofy again. Ugh.

  • JessPH

    ^ I mean, Andrew GARFIELD


  • Jordy

    I get that Spider-Man is supposed to be a leaner, younger superhero… but there was nothing wrong with Andrew Garfield. This twink looks like any flick can knock him over. Doesn’t matter how quick you are when the moment someone twice your size is able to swat you.

  • Captain Obvious

    I’m saying this as someone who was prepared to hate the movie(aka not see it at all) after the movies Garfield starred in sucked so bad.

    But it’s literally like Garfield and McGuire had a baby. He’s not perfect like McGuire was but he also doesn’t seem as awkward as Garfield. He’s seriously right in between the two and it works for me somehow.

    The trailer was pretty good though I’m really tired of origin stories and Peter being back in high school. Hopefully this one sticks because I won’t be going through round 4 of Spidey reboots.

    I’m a Spiderman fan and honestly McGuire was the truest Spidey they’ve ever had so it’s crazy that they dropped him over a poorly written movie. Spiderman was also an adult much longer than he was a child so this obsession with him constantly being a little boy is tiresome.

  • Chris

    Just what the world needs, another retelling of Spider Man’s origin story because — after all — it’s not as if he’s one of the longest-running comic book heroes around.

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