Is Tom Holland at it again? The Marvel fandom is very familiar with the Spider-Man actor, and his habit of dropping spoilers ahead of some of the biggest film premieres for the franchise. It’s easy to see Holland’s genuine enthusiasm and joy with these projects that he’s attached to.
During an interview, while promoting Spider-Man: No Way Home, Holland let it be known that he will be stepping into dancing shoes to portray legendary actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic from Sony, stating; “The script came in a week ago, I haven’t read it yet; they haven’t given it to me.” He continued to say, “we had a lovely FaceTime, but I will be playing Fred Astaire.”
Sony has yet to comment.
Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal previously stated that she was looking at Holland for the role.
Did Tom Holland somehow manifest this role? This news will likely have fans thinking back to Holland’s 2017 appearance on Lip Sync Battle in 2017, where he lip-synced and danced to a mashup of Singin’ in the Rain and Rihanna’s Umbrella. While the number was originally performed by Gene Kelly in the 1952 musical, this certainly showcased Holland’s dance skills that made his performance so iconic.
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Jaz Bielby formerly was the Wizard World Social Media Coordinator and is currently a member of the Vancouver Master Chorale. Her skills at singing and advanced knowledge of musicals are the reason she’s called, “Fandom Spotlight's Musical Expert.” She is looking forward to her upcoming trip to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall with her current choir. A nerd since birth, a few of her favorite fandoms include the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marvel, The Walking Dead, and True Crime. You can look forward to her future series here where she combines nerdiness and cooking!