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Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo says Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is MCU’s ‘soul’

Joe Russo says that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is the “favorite character" of MCU fans following the passing of Tony Stark

Akshay Krishna
Nov 18, 2021
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is fast approaching its much awaited global release. The movie has become one of the most anticipated movies, and the response each update about the movie is getting is proof for this. 

Now, Avengers: Endgame director, and one half of the Russo Brothers have made comments saying that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is the fans’ favourite character and the soul of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). 

"Tom is stepping into the role that Robert Downey once occupied for Marvel, which is the favorite character, and in a lot of ways the soul of the Marvel universe," said Russo in an interview with GQ.

The director also added that he had a vulnerability and a wit, and an immense likability just like the fan-favourite Peter Parker/Spider-Man from the comics. He also backed the casting of Holland in the role back in 2015.

Russo and his brother Anthony previously worked with Holland as Spider-Man in three movies, starting with Holland’s MCU debut Captain America: Civil War, when Holland was 19 years old when he was cast. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home has captured the attention of the MCU fans across the world as the movie enters the much talked about multiverse. 

The movie, directed by Jon Watts also stars Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, J. B. Smoove, Benedict Wong, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Thomas Haden Church, Rhys Ifans, and Jamie Foxx.

The third Spider-Man movie in the MCU is set for a global release and will hit theatres on December 17. 

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