Jon Bernthal's vision of the Punisher in Netflix's Daredevil series has been immensely well received by critics and fans alike, but the jury is still out on Tom Holland's upcoming take on Marvel's Spider-Man.
Come May 6th, we'll all get a chance to see the newest incarnation of Spider-Man in action, but Bernthal got a chance to know the young actor while they were shooting another film, and gave us some insight into Holland's talent and struggle to finally win the much-coveted role.
"I worked with Tom intensely in Ireland on the movie that we did; a group of us were all living in a remote part of Western Ireland, eating every meal together, on set all day with each other. And I got to tell you, in all my years in Hollywood, I'm probably more impressed with Tom Holland than anyone else I've ever met. For a guy his age, he's a force of nature. I saw him go through the process of trying to win that role. He fought for it. He just went out and got it. That's not an easy feat."
Bernthal's compliments are welcome and a bit reassuring to an audience who is about to see the third iteration of a character in little over a decade. After seeing his take on Punisher though, I'm inclined to give Holland the benefit of the doubt.