The Film That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to headlines about industry uncertainty by swinging the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences, and inspirations of some of today’s great screen artists.
Every installment asks the same five questions. Today’s subject is Tom Holland, the British actor famed for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Holland got his big break playing Billy Elliot in the eponymous West End musical in 2008. He went on to take screen roles in the 2012 tsunami feature The Impossible and Golden Globe-winning TV series Wolf Hall.
He first starred as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 before headlining Spider-Man: Homecoming a year later. He was a key part of Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing movie of all time, and is currently filming his third solo Spider-Man movie in Atlanta. At the same time, Holland is spreading his web into more dramatic roles, re-teaming with the Russo brothers for Cherry, which follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio. Cherry premieres in theatres on February 26 before landing on Apple TV+ on March 12.
In The Film That Lit My Fuse, Holland explains how Harry Potter inspired his love of cinema, reveals that he is developing a Primal Fear-style project, and talks about how his career ambitions have changed over the past two years.
Check out the video above.
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