Move over, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen — there’s a new Marvel hero nipping at your heels to tread the Shakespearean boards. Spiderman himself, Tom Holland.
I wish more of these were filmed. On the one hand, I get the allure of live theatre, but at the same time, the audience feels just so limited in both space and time. Live theatre is ephemeral. If you’re not there, then, you miss it. You don’t even get a rewind button. But film it, and it exists forever for everyone.
Young Mr. Holland does have stage experience, having previously played Billy Elliot. I don’t know if this is his first attempt at Shakespeare.
Break a leg, Spiderman!