The Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with dozens of heroes, but very few of them are played by Americans. Thor is brought to the big-screen by an Aussie, and British natives like Benedict Cumberbatch have secured their own superhero roles. Tom Holland is the most recent Brit to enter the MCU, and it appears he’s had some trouble reigning in his accent.
Recently, Holland spoke with the BBC (via CinemaBlend) about his entrance into the MCU, and the actor confessed his English accent has tripped up filming before. The actor recounted a hilarious story of how an entire scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming had to be redone because he let his accent slip.
“There is one scene---I guess [dialect coach] Rick [Lipton] wasn't there that day -- where I went full English. And for some reason, no one picked up on it,” Holland revealed.
“We're watching the movie, like going through it, like picking stuff out we had to change, and re-record. And I walk into this sandwich shop like, 'Ello mate, you aright?' He's like, 'What you want,' I'm like 'Pickles please!' and this and that [all in my London accent]. I was watching and was like, 'You do know I'm speaking with an English accent?' They were like, 'Really?'... So, they had to like cut it so you don't see my face as I say hello because... my accent was pure English.”
It’s not surprising to hear Holland slipped into his native accent once or twice on set; After all, it is hard to beat out the way one speaks on a whim. Even dialect coaches can only go so far, but Holland’s intended accent for Spider-Man: Homecoming is impressive. The film’s trailers proved Holland had picked up a solid New York lisp, and it would take one dogged fan to find theatrical cuts of Holland defaulting back into his proper tongue.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming premieres in theaters July 7.
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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with theAvengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob