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Tom Holland Spider-Man audition footage surfaces as No Way Home sets home release date

Tom Holland's audition footage for the Spider-Man franchise has surfaced in a behind-the-scenes featurette clip exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com.

The actor, who was only a teenager at the time, can be seen using his signature charm and energy while trying out for the role that eventually made him a global movie star.

In one clip Tom, now 25, was shown rapidly extending his hands, acting as if Spider-Man's webs were flying from his fingers.

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Trying out: Tom Holland's audition footage for the Spider-Man franchise has surfaced in a behind-the-scenes featurette clip exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com

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Trying out: Tom Holland's audition footage for the Spider-Man franchise has surfaced in a behind-the-scenes featurette clip exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com

Ready for his close-up: Tom first appeared as Spider-Man in the 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War before getting his first stand-alone film Spider-Man: Homecoming (pictured) in 2017

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Ready for his close-up: Tom first appeared as Spider-Man in the 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War before getting his first stand-alone film Spider-Man: Homecoming (pictured) in 2017

Somebody off-camera then tossed Tom a large boot as a stand-in for whatever object Spider-Man was supposed to be retrieving with the webs.

Another clip with the audio off showed Tom chatting casually with the camera while wearing a backpack slung from just one shoulder.

That piece of footage clearly showed him as Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker, an unassuming high school student. 

Tom could be seen in another clip playing a scene for the audition that involved him looking down somewhat abashedly and walking off.

Realism: Somebody off-camera tossed Tom a large boot as a stand-in for whatever object Spider-Man was supposed to be retrieving with the webs

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Realism: Somebody off-camera tossed Tom a large boot as a stand-in for whatever object Spider-Man was supposed to be retrieving with the webs

Making it happen: He can be seen using his signature charm and energy while trying out for the role that eventually made him a global movie star

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Making it happen: He can be seen using his signature charm and energy while trying out for the role that eventually made him a global movie star

Peter Parker at school?: Another clip with the audio off showed Tom chatting casually with the camera while wearing a backpack slung from just one shoulder

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Peter Parker at school?: Another clip with the audio off showed Tom chatting casually with the camera while wearing a backpack slung from just one shoulder

Showing his range: Tom could be seen in another clip playing a scene for the audition that involved him looking down somewhat abashedly and walking off

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Showing his range: Tom could be seen in another clip playing a scene for the audition that involved him looking down somewhat abashedly and walking off

Getting through it: Audition footage was interspersed with featurette interviews where Tom was candid about how nerve-wracking the process was to try out for the role

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Getting through it: Audition footage was interspersed with featurette interviews where Tom was candid about how nerve-wracking the process was to try out for the role

Audition footage was interspersed with featurette interviews where Tom was candid about how nerve-wracking the process was to try out for the role.

'The audition process - it still blows my mind how crazy that whole thing was,' said Tom, who had previously starred on the West End as Billy Elliot.

'I look back on it and it was definitely the most stressful time of my life because I didn't know whether my life was about to change and I wanted to play this character that I'd grown up loving and admiring,' he added.

Meanwhile producer Amy Pascal revealed: 'I don't think it was ever a question about who was gonna be it from the first second.'

Candor: 'The audition process - it still blows my mind how crazy that whole thing was,' said Tom, who had previously starred on the West End as Billy Elliot

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Candor: 'The audition process - it still blows my mind how crazy that whole thing was,' said Tom, who had previously starred on the West End as Billy Elliot

Up in the air: 'I look back on it and it was definitely the most stressful time of my life because I didn't know whether my life was about to change...,' he added

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Up in the air: 'I look back on it and it was definitely the most stressful time of my life because I didn't know whether my life was about to change...,' he added

Meanwhile: producer Amy Pascal revealed: 'I don't think it was ever a question about who was gonna be it from the first second'

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Meanwhile: producer Amy Pascal revealed: 'I don't think it was ever a question about who was gonna be it from the first second'

She gushed that Tom 'was funny, self-deprecating, innocent,' quipping that 'he had a terrible haircut from some other movie he was doing.'

Amy explained in her interview: 'Tom inhabited the character in a way that I don't think any of us had ever seen before.'

She added: 'The passion and the level of depth which he brings to this character and the commitment that he has to it has only increased over the years that we've been making these movies. And his enthusiasm and sense of protecting Peter and exploring different parts of Peter has been unbelievable.'

The new featurette clip is also awash with behind-the-scenes footage, including of Tom filming in front of a blue screen. 

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Reminiscences: She gushed that Tom 'was funny, self-deprecating, innocent,' quipping that 'he had a terrible haircut from some other movie he was doing'

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Reminiscences: She gushed that Tom 'was funny, self-deprecating, innocent,' quipping that 'he had a terrible haircut from some other movie he was doing'

Face of the franchise: Amy explained in her interview: 'Tom inhabited the character in a way that I don't think any of us had ever seen before'

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Face of the franchise: Amy explained in her interview: 'Tom inhabited the character in a way that I don't think any of us had ever seen before'

Giving it his all: Amy shared that Tom's 'enthusiasm and sense of protecting Peter and exploring different parts of Peter has been unbelievable'

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Giving it his all: Amy shared that Tom's 'enthusiasm and sense of protecting Peter and exploring different parts of Peter has been unbelievable'

Warm words: Amy hailed the 'passion and the level of depth which he brings to this character' as well as 'the commitment that he has to it'

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Warm words: Amy hailed the 'passion and the level of depth which he brings to this character' as well as 'the commitment that he has to it'

Tom first appeared as Spider-Man in the 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War before getting his first stand-alone film Spider-Man: Homecoming the following year.

Audition footage surfaced as it emerged that the latest film on Tom's franchise, Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally set its dates for home release.

The international juggernaut will be available to purchase digitally on March 22, with a DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K UHD release will be on April 12.

Buyers of the Blu-Ray, 4K UHD and digital editions will be treated to an array of special features including deleted scenes and a blooper reel. 

Wow: Tom is seen in character as Spider-Man in his first standalone feature film as the hero

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Wow: Tom is seen in character as Spider-Man in his first standalone feature film as the hero

Magic of the movies: The new featurette clip is also awash with behind-the-scenes footage, including of Tom filming in front of a blue screen

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Magic of the movies: The new featurette clip is also awash with behind-the-scenes footage, including of Tom filming in front of a blue screen

News is out: Audition footage surfaced as it emerged that the latest film on Tom's franchise, Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally set its dates for home release

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News is out: Audition footage surfaced as it emerged that the latest film on Tom's franchise, Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally set its dates for home release

Back at it: Directed by Joe Watts, the movie also united Tom with two actors who played Spider-Man previously - Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield (pictured)

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Back at it: Directed by Joe Watts, the movie also united Tom with two actors who played Spider-Man previously - Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield (pictured)

Spider-Man: No Way Home starred Tom alongside Euphoria star Zendaya, who has also become his girlfriend in real life.

Directed by Joe Watts, the movie also united Tom with two actors who played Spider-Man previously - Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

Tobey played the role in the film trilogy directed by Sam Raimi in the aughts while Andrew portrayed the hero in the Amazing Spider-Man films a decade go.

Tobey, Andrew and Tom have all sat for a roundtable interview that will be included as a bonus feature on the Blu-Ray, 4K UHD and digital release.

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Rollout: Spider-Man: No Way Home starred Tom alongside Euphoria star Zendaya, who has also become his girlfriend in real life

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Rollout: Spider-Man: No Way Home starred Tom alongside Euphoria star Zendaya, who has also become his girlfriend in real life

Rollout: The international juggernaut will be available to purchase digitally on March 22, with a DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K UHD release will be on April 12

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Rollout: The international juggernaut will be available to purchase digitally on March 22, with a DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K UHD release will be on April 12

Trio: Tobey (left), Andrew (right) and Tom (middle) have all sat for a roundtable interview that will be included as a bonus feature on the Blu-Ray, 4K UHD and digital release.

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Trio: Tobey (left), Andrew (right) and Tom (middle) have all sat for a roundtable interview that will be included as a bonus feature on the Blu-Ray, 4K UHD and digital release.

Showing the process: Other behind-the-scenes featurettes will focus on such aspects of the movie as the action choreography, Tom and the director

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Showing the process: Other behind-the-scenes featurettes will focus on such aspects of the movie as the action choreography, Tom and the director

Three of the villains - Willem Dafoe, Jamie Foxx and Alfred Molina - will also be featured in a roundtable interview of their own.

Other behind-the-scenes featurettes will focus on such aspects of the movie as the action choreography, Tom, the director and the three Spider-Men coming together.

Buyers of the Blu-Ray, 4K UHD and digital editions will also have access to three fictional stories from the Spider-Man universe's newspaper The Daily Bugle.

Furthermore they will be able to view pre-visualizations of two of the movie's fight scenes - the 'Apartment Fight' and the 'Shield Fight.'

Smash hit; Spider-Man: No Way Home was released more than two months ago and soared to the top of the box office, earning over $1 billion worldwide

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Smash hit; Spider-Man: No Way Home was released more than two months ago and soared to the top of the box office, earning over $1 billion worldwide

Just two of the above featurettes will be available on the DVD - one about Tom and another one entitled 'Graduation Day.'

Spider-Man: No Way Home was released more than two months ago and soared to the top of the box office, earning over $1 billion worldwide.

In the list of movies with lifetime grosses collected by Box Office Mojo, Spider-Man: No Way Home now comes in at sixth place.

The only films ahead of it are in descending order Avatar, Avengers: Endgame, Titanic, Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War. 

Together again: Recently Tom, Andrew and Tobey all got together to recreate the viral meme where men dressed as Spider-Man point accusingly at each other

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Together again: Recently Tom, Andrew and Tobey all got together to recreate the viral meme where men dressed as Spider-Man point accusingly at each other

The cast also features Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Favreau Jacob Batalon, Benedict Wong and Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei. 

Recently Tom, Andrew and Tobey all got together to recreate the viral meme where two men dressed as Spider-Man point accusingly at each other.

The meme is often used online to indicate the pot calling the kettle black, as both Spider-Men look exactly the same.

Who's who: The meme is often used online to indicate the pot calling the kettle black, as both Spider-Men look exactly the same

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Who's who: The meme is often used online to indicate the pot calling the kettle black, as both Spider-Men look exactly the same

One-upping even the usual meme, Tom, Andrew and Tobey posed for a picture of three Spider-Men all pointing at each other.

All three of them posted their recreation to social media, along with a version of the animated meme with three superheroes. 

In the life action version of the picture the movie stars kept their masks off, giving avid fans no trouble distinguishing them.