Tom Holland, the latest actor to set foot in the role of “Spider-Man,” shared his thoughts on the performance of his predecessor, Andrew Garfield and his rigorous training for the role.

In an interview with CBM, Holland had a lot of nice things to say about Garfield but is keen to keep his interpretation of the character stand on its own.

The young actor said that Garfield’s Parker was really good to the point that he finds it really difficult not to copy his work because “what he did was so perfect and obviously there are going to be things that I might steal but I hope we get to meet and even work together in the future.”

Holland is set to debut “Spider-Man” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he makes an appearance in “Captain America: Civil War” next year. In the same interview, the self-proclaimed "Spider-Man" fan says that being Peter Parker is one of his dream roles.

Holland claims that his Billy Elliot camp training helped in his audition for Marvel and Sony. “I basically did a somersault into frame and a somersault out of frame and I was like, ‘They may never see this but if they do I need them to know that I’ve got some gymnastics abilities and stuff,” Holland explained. “And every tape I sent in I always did a little acrobatic demo to try and convince them to give me the role.”

To show his commitment to the role, he posted a video on his Instagram account that shows his skills in acrobatics. In addition, Holland also endures a rigorous gym schedule with unique workout methods.

He narrates, “I went to this gym yesterday where they strap electric belts on you and you do exercise whilst being electrocuted. It’s a really strange experience. It’s like a dull tingling but I’m definitely feeling it today. I have to do 20 minutes once a week. Marvel are quite against us doing our own stunts though.”

In addition to the physical training, Holland also claims that he spent the last few months reading nothing but Spider-Man comics.

Marvel Studios’ standalone “Spider-Man” film will be directed by Jon Watts and is due to release in 2017.

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