Jon Bernthal Says Tom Holland is "A Force of Nature" Who Fought For His Spider-Man Role

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Jon Bernthal's depiction of The Punisher in Netflix's Daredevil Season 2 was well-received by fans and critics alike, but we still have yet to see Tom Holland's take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man when he makes his debut on Captain America: Civil War this May.

But Bernthal knew the young actor while they were filming another movie, and during an interview with Complex, Bernthal shared some insight into Holland's relentless efforts to win the role:

"I worked with Tom intensely in Ireland on the movie that we did; a group of us were all living in a remote part of Western Ireland, eating every meal together, on set all day with each other. And I got to tell you, in all my years in Hollywood, I'm probably more impressed with Tom Holland than anyone else I've ever met. For a guy his age, he's a force of nature. I saw him go through the process of trying to win that role. He fought for it. He just went out and got it. That's not an easy feat."

I think it's clear from the audition tapes and videos of Holland doing his own stunts that he really wanted the role. His words are resassuring to fans who are about to see a third iteration of Spider-Man in little over a decade.

Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6, 2016.