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Why Tom Holland Was Less Than Impressed With His First Spider-Man Suit

The highly-anticipated "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is finally out in theaters today, much to the delight of fans of the superhero everywhere. The new film, directed by Jon Watts, follows the aftermath of Spider-Man's identity being revealed to the public at the end of 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Peter Parker (Tom Holland) subsequently goes to Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to ask him to use magic to restore the secret of his identity. In the attempt to do so, the multiverse is opened — releasing a slew of villains who have fought other Spider-Mans in other realities.

In the weeks leading up to today's premiere, Holland, along with his "Spider-Man: No Way Home" costars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, has been doing tons of press interviews for the film, giving fans insight into the behind-the-scenes process of making the feature and his experience playing the superhero.

Recently, Holland, Zendaya and Batalon sat down with Rotten Tomatoes for "An Oral History of Tom Holland's Spider-Man." In the video interview, the three discuss everything from the story of Holland finding out he got the part, to the cast's favorite moments of the film series. Another of the topics explored is the first time that Holland put on the Spider-Man suit. As it turns out, Holland was less than impressed at first — read on to see what the actor had to say about his disappointing first experience with the suit.

Holland details the "scrotum" suit

On the topic of putting on the suit for the first time, Holland begins by saying that was "an interesting occasion." He explains that his first time portraying the character was in Atlanta for filming "Captain America: Civil War," and his first scene to shoot was a fight scene with Captain America. He then reveals that his stunt double, who is much different in build than Holland, had been filming for weeks before Holland had even been cast. When Holland came on to set, they decided to tailor the double's suit to Holland rather than make a new suit from scratch (because the process can take "up to 14 weeks") — and the result was hilarious.

Holland continued, "Now, [the stunt double] Marvin is like 6'1, he's big, and I am not 6'1 and not very big. So, when I went into the room, I saw the suit hanging there on the hanger. I asked them if they could close all of the mirrors, so that when I put it on, I could see it for the first time [in full] when it was on ... And when they opened up the [mirrors], it looked like a scrotum." Holland went on to explain why the suit fit such a vivid descriptor, saying that it was "because it wasn't tight at all, it was just loose and gross."

In the interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon can't help but laugh out loud at the comparison. Holland concluded his anecdote by calling the first fitting "very disappointing," before proclaiming positively, "But, you know, now I have many of my own suits that fit perfectly." Thankfully, Holland will likely never have to go through that experience again.