Tom Holland ‘Spider-Man’ replaces the Marvel role of Robert Downey, Jr.


Tom Holland is the People’s Champion of the Marvel community, especially with Spider-Man: No Path Home close to its theatrical debut. Following a groundbreaking trailer release, Marvel intends to replace Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man with Holland’s long-term Spider-Man (… or End of Game?).

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Now with the Multiverse (thanks to Loki), fans are turning to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker / Spider-Man as the face of Marvel. Avengers: Infinity War (2018), co-director Joe Russo told GQ that Holland is “the soul of the Marvel Universe”:

“Tom takes on the role Robert Downey once played for Marvel, which is the favorite character and in many ways the soul of the Marvel Universe.”

Tom Holland and Robert Downey, Jr.
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Avengers: Endgame (2019) was the culmination of a 10-year build-up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Significantly expanding the Marvel collection, the landmark Marvel film saw the end of Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), a role no one can fill.

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Joe Russo co-directed Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, with Holland revolutionizing the MCU with Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

Tom Holland as Spider-Man
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Russo sees Tom Holland as the new light of Marvel, becoming the fan-favorite Avenger / superhero of the Marvel Universe – a role picked up by Tony Stark / Iron Man from Robert Downey, Jr.

When you think of Marvel, “RDJ” immediately comes to mind. Like Mickey Mouse and The Walt Disney Company, Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man is the face of Marvel as a whole.

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At the time of writing, Spider-Man: NoWay Home is Tom Holland’s latest run with Marvel Studios / Sony Pictures. Stealing the show in six Marvel films, Holland has become a household name:

“It’s very strange. The last six years of my life I’ve always had a job to go to. It’s a little terrifying, but it’s also very exciting.

Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man (left) and Tom Holland as Spider-Man (right)
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Of course, Tom Holland is not replacing Iron Man but rather the new leader of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the leader of iconic Marvel characters.

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Shake the Marvel collection in No way home is Doctor Octopus by Alfred Molina, Green Goblin by Willem Dafoe, Lizard (Rhys Ifans), Electro (Jaime Foxx) and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church). Nonetheless, fans know that Marvel is resisting two key players: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man.

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The Marvel Universe becomes much more than Marvel Characters / Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord / Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Captain Marvel / Carol Danvers (Brie Larson).

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Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are expected to appear in No way home. Seeing the two characters join the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen will have a bigger impact on the Marvel Universe than Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Tom Holland leads the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Ms.Marvel / Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Eternals’ Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man
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In No way home, Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man) and Zendaya (MJ) are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds) and the Villain with great power Doctor Octopus by Alfred Molina.

Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus
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Every Marvel fan can watch Marvel’s New York explode with the Multiverse and witness the mighty power of three Spider-Men on the big screen on December 17, 2021!

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