On Wednesday night, Marvel hosted the premiere of Captain America: Civil War in Los Angeles. On the red carpet, one of the film's breakout stars, Tom Holland, revealed that he didn't know he'd gotten the role of Spider-Man in the film until he saw it on Instagram.
"I was looking on Instagram, and Marvel posted a photo and said 'Go to our website to find out who the new Spider-Man is.'," Holland explained. "I went to the website, and it said, 'We're excited to announce that the new Spider-Man is...' and I sort of slammed my computer shut and said, 'I need to take a minute. I'm so terrified of what this might say,' and it said my name. And it was the greatest day I've had. It was the best day ever."
Speaking of Instagram, Marvel Vice President of Digital Media Ryan Penagos shared an image of Holland posing with Captain America's shield at the premiere. Unlike Chris Evans who wields it with ease, Holland looks almost dwarfed by its size.
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Holland will star in Spider-Man: Homecoming, in theaters July 7, 2017.
JAMES GUNN Consulted on DOCTOR STRANGE
Also at the Civil War premiere, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson revealed that he's had some help from other Marvel directors -specifically Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn.
“Everybody talks to everybody," Derrickson revealed. "I got notes on the Doctor Strange script from James Gunn, and I talk to him every once in awhile, ask him questions."
Derrickson also credited Captain America: Civil War co-director Joe Russo with helping him land the gig.
"Joe Russo actually has a lot to do with me getting this job. My best friend is Joel McHale, who worked on Community [with the Russos], so Joel knew Joe, and they were good friends. So I went to Joe and asked him how he got his job, so Joe got in my corner and gave me a little bit of the inside scoop on how Marvel works. We all support each other. Everybody's working together."
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, while Doctor Strange is due for a November 4 release.