While this anecdote doesn’t mean anything specific for what’s happening in Spider-Man 3, it’s a fantastic feel-good story from the movie’s leading man.
In a chat on Instagram Live with Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt, Peter Parker actor Tom Holland revealed that he’s shooting Spider-Man 3 in the very same stage where he originally auditioned for the role over five years ago.
Holland talked about the “crazy and really weird” experience he’s had being a part of this kind of “full-circle story:”
“We started shooting Spider-Man 3 a few months ago, which had been crazy and really weird because we’re shooting it back in Atlanta. That’s where I did my audition for Spider-Man, and we’re actually shooting [Spider-Man 3] in the stage where I did my audition, and it’s like a really weird full-circle story of walking through the same door I walked through as an 18-year-old kid, like, nervous, like, ‘Oh my god, I hope I get this job!’ And then walking through the door at 24, making the third movie loving life, confident, enjoying everything that’s happening for me. So, it’s been amazing, dude, it’s been awesome.”
Tom Holland beat out a number of other high profile young actors for this role during the filming process for 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, which was his first movie in the MCU. The stories of his auditions are MCU legend, especially the instance when he asked directors Joe and Anthony Russo if he should do an actual flip into the scene and proceeded to nail it.