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Tom Holland's 'boyish charm' helped to bag Spider-Man's role

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was just 19 years old when he made his debut as the Joe says the was perfect for it as he was close to the character's age and had boyish charm.

Actors and had donned the red-and-blue suit to play the high-school superhero, but Joe -- the other half of the brothers -- wanted someone younger for his 2016 "America: Civil War".

"When I watched the films, I loved them but I always felt that the actors cast to play were much older than the character," Joe, who directed Marvel Studios' "America: Civil War" with his brother Anthony Russo, told select media, including IANS, here.

So, it was important for them to get somebody closely aged to Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man.

"was perfect for it because he is very close to the age and he has this boyish charm. So, it felt for me that for the first time you are really getting the essence of what was like on the screen and off from the comic books," said Joe.

Speaking about his love for Spider-Man, Joe said: "When I was collecting as a kid, I loved Spider-Man. I think there is a reason why kids relate to him and why he is one of the most popular characters in the world."

"He is trying to grow up and deal with girls in high school, zits and getting picked on and all the issues that come along with being an adolescent while also dealing with incredible powers and hiding his identity.

"So, it was a dream come true for us to reinvent him in '...Civil War'," he added.

The brothers worked with the again for their latest directorial "Avengers: Infinity War", which is set for an April 27 release in

The forthcoming will bring together 22 superheroes on the big screen for an epic battle with the mad titan Thanos.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 10:14 IST