Actors are paid to act, not to actually have all the qualities of the person they're playing. And that's important when it comes to superhero films because, well, superheroes aren't real. But Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Tom Holland might have just proved us wrong.

Holland has already played Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War but he's getting into character again for his upcoming solo outing. He posted a bit of his training to Instagram over the weekend to show us how that's going. But first it's important to show you Chris Hemsworth's stunt training video.

Ok, ok, we know you're very silly. (Reminder to watch the new Thor mockumentary if you missed it!) Now check out Holland's stunt video...


@chrishemsworth and @bobbydazzler84 beat that!

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It would be unfair for Spider-Man to join the Olympic gymnastics team, right?

As cool as this is to see, I'm wondering why Holland is actually doing this type of training. You can see he's been at it for a while actually. Surely most of the Spidey-action with be CG or by a stunt person?

(via io9)

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