British actor Asa Butterfield has opened up on losing out on the Spider-Man role to Tom Holland which must have been a hard thing to get over.
Think back to before Spider-Man: Homecoming came out or was even an idea.
Back then, we didn’t know who would be playing the next Spider-Man.
We’d just had the two Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movies, and there were rumours that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures were going to make a Spider-Man movie together.
It was then revealed that a few actors were auditioning for the role.
One of those actors was Tom Holland, and another was Asa Butterfield.
The role eventually went to Holland, but it’s been reported that it was a close decision between the two.
Butterfield has recently opened up about losing the Spidey role to Holland in a recent interview with Collider.
Asa Butterfield has spoked out about losing the Spider-Man role to Tom Holland
Here’s what Butterfield told Collider about losing the Spider-Man role:
Every so often there’s a part [that you really want] and it’s a script you love, and you kind of put your heart and soul into it, and you don’t get it. And it is tough and it is shit, but I often find that something even better comes out of it at the end. And so in the case of Spider-Man, I did Sex Ed, because I wouldn’t have been able to do both of those at the same time.
Butterfield then went on to describe how his career’s actually progressed since losing the role of Spider-Man to Holland.
I think as an actor and going out for roles, there’s only so much you can do and everyone’s gonna have a different take on a part and look at a character in different ways, have a different sort of performance, and you kind of have to stick with what you think. And if that isn’t necessary in line with what the director and the producers want, then it’s like, there’s nothing you can do about that. You might just not be the right person, and that’s out of your hands. And that’s something I’ve learned, something that I think is great to help me kind of get over it. Because Tom did amazing things with Peter and he had an entirely different portrayal of him and I think it’s worked so well in the universe and in that part, and I don’t think I could do it. So I think all things work out in the end.
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