Tom Holland on playing live-action Ben 10: ‘No’
While he is loved for portraying the childhood hero of many, “Spider-Man” actor Tom Holland was quick to shut down the possibility of playing the live-action Ben Tennyson from the “Ben 10” franchise.
Holland straight up refused the role, although no live-action adaptation is in the works, after an artist made a digital artwork of the young actor donning the Omnitrix.
The artist, named Aitesam Farooq on Instagram who says @spdrmnkyxxiii is his alter ego, created concept art of Holland suited up as Ben 10 himself from the “Ben 10: Alien Force” series.
“So [I] decided to a #Ben10 #alienforce concept. Here is @tomholland2013 as an older Ben from Alien force,” the artist posted on his spdrmnkyxxiii Instagram account on Aug. 13.
Another Instagram user called Daquan, who shares memes on the photo and video sharing platform, reposted the artwork and asked followers to weigh in on the notion of Holland playing Ben 10.
“What y’all think? the user asked on the post made on Aug. 17. The viral post gained the attention of Holland, who actually left a short yet clear answer in the comments section: “No.”
Fans, meanwhile, found Holland’s response hilarious, with some even surprised that the actor actually responded to the artwork.
“He really said no [laughing emoji],” Instagram user @thabangtlaleane commented. “I ain’t expect Tom himself to comment [laughing emoji],” another user with the handle @anth0ny.williams said.
Another netizen with the handle @lowkid.rk likewise could not believe Holland responded, commenting: no way he replied [crying emoji].”
Holland, who currently plays Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is slated to appear next year as the young Nathan Drake in the live-action “Uncharted” movie based on the video game franchise of the same name.
He is also set to star in the Russo brothers’ upcoming crime drama “Cherry,” in which he will take on the role of Nico Walker.
Holland will be playing “a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme undiagnosed PTSD, fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks,” as per Variety in March 2019. /ra
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