This 13 Reasons Actor Almost Played Spider-Man

"I don't think I gave it my all or my best."

It’s hard to imagine anyone else playing Spider-Man since Tom Holland took over the role 2016.

But of course, during the audition process it could have gone to someone else, and some familiar faces actually went for the role.

Dylan Minnette, best known for playing Clay in 13 Reasons Why, revealed that he was actually up for the part of Spider-Man in the MCU.

The actor, who is playing Wes in the new Scream, explained that he didn’t feel ready for such a big role back then.

“To be honest, it was at a time where I wasn’t necessarily, like, seeking it out — really,” he admitted.

 

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He told Buzzfeed: “I feel like I wasn’t at a point in my career, in my life, where I would feel like I was fully ready to commit to something like that anyway, so I don’t think I gave it my all or my best.”

The 25-year-old added that he feels Tom Holland was perfect for the iconic superhero character.

“I think that Tom Holland always would have gotten the part, he was meant to be that part.”

“He’s the best Spider-Man, I think,” he admitted, “His performance was incredible.”

Dylan isn’t the only Netflix star who almost played Spider-Man.

Sex Educations Asa Butterfield also auditions for the role before he landed the hit show.

He told Collider in July 2020: “Every so often there’s a part [that you really want] and it’s a script you love, and you kind of put your heart and soul into it, and you don’t get it,” he explained.

“And it is tough and it is sh*t, but I often find that something even better comes out of it at the end.”

Speaking about losing out on the role, he told Collider: “Every so often there’s a part [that you really want] and it’s a script you love, and you kind of put your heart and soul into it, and you don’t get it,” he explained.

“And it is tough and it is sh*t, but I often find that something even better comes out of it at the end.”

Speaking about losing out on the role, he told Collider: “Every so often there’s a part [that you really want] and it’s a script you love, and you kind of put your heart and soul into it, and you don’t get it,” he explained.

“And it is tough and it is sh*t, but I often find that something even better comes out of it at the end.”

So, just because you miss out on one big opportunity, doesn’t mean something brilliant isn’t coming your way instead!


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