Comic book film fans have been clamoring for Timothée Chalamet to get cast in a superhero project for years now but did you know that the star of the Dune remake actually tried out for a Marvel role? Not a lot of people are aware of it but Chalamet actually auditioned to become the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man when the character was rebooted in 2016, something that the young actor admits he didn't come in prepared for.
Of course, we all know that Tom Holland snagged the part and has been killing it since his arrival in Captain America: Civil War but some fans couldn't help but wonder how things would've turned out if Chalamet didn't blow his audition. Wonder no more because Paris-based digital artist Samuel Cheve is giving us some serious What If...? vibes with his latest Spider-Man artwork.
The said piece sees Chalamet as our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler along with his Dune co-star Zendaya who happens to be Holland's love interest in the MCU. It's quite unsettling, to be perfectly honest but something about it actually works. Well, for me, at least. I'll let you decide for yourself. Check it out here:
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Obviously, Chalamet wasn't ready for his big break several years back but despite losing the Spider-Man role to Tom Holland, I'd say he's still doing pretty great for himself these days so there's definitely no shame in it. I'm also positive that he'll eventually find his way to the MCU and it's only a matter of time before he does.
Dune is currently screening in select cinemas worldwide and on HBO Max. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: No Way Home hits cinemas on December 17, 2021.