Tom’s Peter Parker was first introduced in the MCU by RDJ’s Tony Stark.
RDJ also made a cameo appearance in Tom’s standalone film Spider-Man.
Tom described his terrifying experience of mistakenly ghosting RDJ.
Tom’s Peter Parker was first introduced in the MCU by RDJ’s Tony Stark only during the events of Captain America: Civil War
The Marvel Cinematic Universe offered us some of the most famous superhero flicks, all of which were played by incredible actors and actresses. Their incredible connection is what draws the most admirers, including Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr, who portray Spider-Man and Iron Man, respectively, in the MCU. Their onscreen chemistry has warmed our hearts, and their offscreen encounters are as touching. Holland once revealed that he mistakenly ghosted RDJ, and that when he wrote back to apologise, he did not hear from him for a long time. It terrified the very daylights out of him.
Only during the events of Captain America: Civil War was Tom’s Peter Parker first introduced in the MCU by RDJ’s Tony Stark. RDJ also made a cameo appearance in Tom’s standalone film Spider-Man Homecoming the following year.
For the record, Tom Holland’s Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr. has a pretty particular nickname for him. His name is apparently saved as ‘Godfather’. In a 2019 interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night, Tom described his terrifying experience of mistakenly ghosting RDJ and thinking his relationship with the older actor was ended.
Tom Holland recounting that amusing yet stressful incident said that Robert Downey Jr face timed him at around 2 am in the morning [reminding the time difference between LA and London] and he just flipped the phone and went back to sleep. After that when he woke up in the morning and saw that he received a call from ‘Godfather’, he simply panicked. Recounting the incident he said, “I woke up and panicked. I was like ‘Oh my god! I’m so sorry! I didn’t mean to ghost you” [he texted RDJ].
Tom went on, “He obviously didn’t reply for ages because of the time difference in L.A. So that was maybe the most stressful day of my life where I thought my relationship with Downey was over.” Yeah, we can feel you Holland. The host could be heard saying that “imagine how stressed he was. Being ghosted by Tom Holland.”
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