Tom Holland is rocking a new haircut. Hardly a headline to stop the presses, but when you’re a 19-year-old actor teetering on the brink of stardom ahead of appearing as Marvel’s new-fangled Spider-Man, it’s worth standing up and taking notice of the smaller details.
Taking to Instagram, the up-and-comer shared a new photo flaunting how his physique has changed for the high-profile role, though again, it’s the new do that really has people talking, with many already drawing connections to the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series.
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Holland himself may have referred to the hairstyle as the Johnny Depp style, though there’s no question that it is tit-for-tat with the modern incarnation of Peter Parker glimpsed in the comics. In fact, this aligns with previous reports revealing that Holland’s webslinger would be 15 upon swinging into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning that we’re about to be introduced to a Peter still grappling with his great power and great responsibility.
Here’s the post via the actor’s Instagram feed:
Going one step further, eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Holland’s general appearance resembles when Peter Parker confronted Miles Morales in the lore, and we know that Jon Watts – director of 2017’s standalone Spider-Man feature – has previously teased a cameo appearance of the mixed-race webslinger. Could this be another indication of the pair’s on-screen reunion? Or simply conjecture? It’s too early to tell.
Before stealing the show for his own spinoff, Tom Holland’s debut as Spider-Man will arrive in May of next year when Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War graces theaters.