Stuntwork is tough, which is why it should be left to the professionals. And superhero movies require lots of fighting, thus the almost massive use of stuntwork in films like Spider-man: Homecoming. Unfortunately for Tom Holland, that fact rang true recently when he was hit in the face during a recent segment of stuntwork that may or may not end up in the final cut of the film.
“Yeah, I got punched in the face. I was supposed to dodge it and I just didn’t see it coming. [The stuntman] cracked me in the head. He had this massive gauntlet in his hand, a big metal fist type thing, and he punched me in the face so hard, like you wouldn’t believe. But it looks great! I hope they use it. It’s one of those things where you stand up and you’re angry, like, ‘What the hell, man? You punched me in the head!’ Then you realize it’s entirely your fault.”
At least he’s not a total douchebag about the incident, unlike, say, Shia Labeouf.