Tom Holland’s Next Dance: Playing Fred Astaire | WGN 720 radio


Tom Holland poses for the photographers during the photoshoot for the film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in London on Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Joel C Ryan / Invision / AP)

LONDON (AP) – Tom Holland trades his Spidey costume for tap dancing. The “Spider-Man” star told The Associated Press on Sunday that he plans to play Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic.

“Oh, I play Fred Astaire,” Holland said at an event in London. “Yes I am.”

Producer Amy Pascal recently said she wanted Holland to play Astaire, but Holland had yet to comment on the possibility until now.

While Holland’s dance background hasn’t necessarily been highlighted in his superhero movies, the 25-year-old played the title role in “Billy Elliott: The Musical” from 2008-2010.

Holland said he still has to read Astaire’s script, which just arrived a week ago.

“I haven’t read it yet. They didn’t give it to me, ”Holland added. “Amy Pascal has the script. She FaceTimed me earlier. I was in the bath and we had a nice FaceTime.

But before he puts himself in Astaire’s shoes, Holland has another Spider-Man movie to set in the world: “No Way Home,” which hits theaters on December 17th. Whether there will be more Peter Parker in his future remains to be seen.

“I love this character more than anything. This character changed my life. I have such a wonderful relationship with my fans. I couldn’t ask for better, ”said Holland.

“But I want to do what’s best for the character. If it’s time for me to step down and the next person to step in, I will proudly do so. You know, I would love to see a more diverse Spider-Man universe, which would be really exciting. If I could be a part of it – if I could be the Iron Man of the next young Spider-Man or Spider-Woman, that would be great. But right now all I have to think about is the character and what’s best for Peter Parker, ”he said.


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