Leave it to Tom Holland to make fans swoon. Marvel Studios is renowned for casting spot-on actors to play its iconic heroes, and the company struck gold when they cast Holland as Peter Parker. The actor recently proved his superhero status when he visited some very special fans at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. And, now, the actor has shared a video of one visit he had with one tough sidekick named Nicholas.
The actor just posted the heartwarming video to Instagram, and it shows Holland dressed up as Spider-Man. He is quick to get into character as he runs into a patient’s room, and the little boy looks stunned to see the web-crawling hero in front of him.
“Hey, buddy! How you doing,” the actor asks, and you can hear pieces of Peter Parker in the higher pitched voice. The two then talk for a moment before Holland takes off his mask and asks the boy whether he likes Batman more than Spider-Man. Hilariously, the boy says he does like Gotham’s vigilante better, but Holland takes it in stride.
“What a beautiful day at the @nyphospital,” Holland captioned the video. “Thank you so much for having us and making this happen. Always love being back with the squad @Zendaya and @lifeisaloha.”
This is not the first time Holland has used his superhero fame to do good. Earlier this year, the actor visited a children’s hospital in Atlanta while he was filming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The cast features Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea), Michael Keaton (Batman, Birdman), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Donald Glover (The Martian, Community), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), with Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The Wrestler), and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, The Avengers). It also includes Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Kenneth Choi (The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange is the New Black), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), JJ Totah (Liv and Maddie), and Hannibal Buress (30 Rock).
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car, Clown), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
The film is produced by Marvel boss Kevin Feige and former Sony boss Amy Pascal. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, and Stan Lee are serving as Executive Producers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.