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Chris Hemsworth's hand in Tom Holland landing the role of Spider-Man

13 Jun 2019

Naturally, Thor's got Spider-Man's back

Chris Hemsworth played a key role in helping his Avengers: Endgame co-star Tom Holland land his iconic Spider-Man role.

Chris first worked with the 23-year-old on 2015's In the Heart of the Sea together and, speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the New York premiere of Men in Black: International on Tuesday, the star confessed he "made a call" to land Tom the role.

"I mean, look, we worked on In the Heart of the Sea together, obviously, then through Avengers and as they were casting him for Spider-Man, I did what I could do and made a call," the Australian-born actor shared. "He's one of the most talented people I've worked with and has such a big heart and appreciation."

Chris, who played Thor in the Marvel superhero films, went on to reflect on the pair's friendship, gushing: "I don't know, we have a great friendship, it's a good mutual respect."

The duo had previously interviewed each other to promote Chris' flick and Tom's upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the British star captioned the clip: "Cross promo with This Hero. So much fun dude."

While on the red carpet, the 35-year-old was told about the glowing compliment, to which he responded: "Aw, did he? Well, he's my hero in life."

Men in Black: International is showing in cinemas now, and Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released from 4 July.