Tom Holland found out he was cast in Spider-Man on Instagram

News on the Internet spreads like wildfire. So, it should probably come with little surprise that Tom Holland discovered he was cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming while on Instagram.

"The thing that killed me was the waiting. Even after my self-tapes, they would call me up and be like, 'We're going to let you know tomorrow. Six auditions later, still nothing. On my last audition, they said, 'You need to stay in Atlanta because we'll tell you tomorrow,'" Holland told Interview magazine. "So I stayed in Atlanta for about a week because my cousin lives there. With each passing day, there was no phone call. I flew back to London. Five weeks passed. I kept checking my phone every 20 minutes, trying to find something." 

He continued, "Eventually, one day I was sitting on my bed with my dog just scrolling through Instagram, and there it was. It said, 'Go to our website and check out who the new Spider-Man is.' And I did. It said my name. I went crazy. My poor dog had a fit. I ran downstairs, told my family. My brother, Harry, was like, 'No, dude. Sony's account has been hacked. They'd let you know. They'd call you.' Which is so Harry, by the way. He's so pessimistic about everything. But Sony had gotten hacked not long before." 

But the good news was quickly confirmed. "Then [president of Marvel Studios, and producer on the film] Kevin Feige rang me up, telling me, 'I've got great news. You're going to be Spider-Man,” Holland said. "I'm like, 'I know, Kevin. It's on Instagram. I'm 19. Did you really think I wasn't going to find it?'"

Holland also revealed the entire process took five months, during which he auditioned a jaw-dropping eight times.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7, 2017.