Tom Holland Didn’t Get Marvel Bonus Because Of Tom Hollander

By Britta DeVore | Published

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Hollywood is filled with actors and actresses whose names sound dangerously close to one another. Take James Marsden and James Marsters, for example. One is known for his role in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and the other is synonymous with the bleach-blonde vampire, Spike, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Similar names, different people. Mixing up names is one thing but when a paycheck meant for Tom Holland went to Tom Hollander – well – that was a huge “oopsie” on the side of accounting.

A Mix-Up At The Office

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As (bad) luck would have it, Tom Holland and Tom Hollander shared the same agency for a handful of years and, when Holland, who has played Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the MCU for nearly a decade, received his box office bonus for one of the Avengers movies, the names got mixed up and Hollander received Holland’s check.

As Hollander remembers it, the number “was a seven-figure sum.” To clarify what he was looking at, the Pride & Prejudice star explained that, “It was not [Holland’s] salary. It was his first box-office bonus. Not the whole box-office bonus, the first one.”

Completely dazed by the situation, and racking his brain for the instance in which he appeared in a Marvel film, Tom Hollander came to his senses and realized that the check was for Tom Holland and, sadly, not him. Referring to the memory as “a terrible moment,” it was a real slap in the face for Hollander who thought he was doing pretty alright after making $30,000 from his latest TV gig. This story is just another example of why, despite all the boo-hooing they may get from others in the industry about superhero movies not being “real” work, actors turn their sights to the MCU and DC.

The Guy The Check Was Meant For

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Making his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker was first introduced to audiences everywhere when he joined ranks with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man to fight on his team’s side. An immediate success, Holland was the latest young man to play Spidey in the 2000s after Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield had their swings at the role. 

Tom Holland would land the first film of his Spider-Man trilogy in 2017 with Spider-Man: Homecoming, having rounded out his solo story (for now) in 2021’s box office crushing, Spider-Man: No Way Home. In the meantime, he also appeared as Peter Parker in the ensemble films, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

The Final Straw?

Through his comments, we know that Tom Hollander had the same agency as Tom Holland for a while, it’s unclear what the driving force was in making him part ways. Could this payment snafu have been the straw that broke the camel’s back? Such a high high followed by a low low would certainly leave a bad taste in anyone’s mouth especially when thousands of dollars are involved.

Always Check Twice

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It seems that the main takeaway from this story is to always check the name of the person you’re sending something to and – perhaps more importantly – never look down on someone for the job they choose. Sure, Tom Holland isn’t currently gearing up for any Oscar nominations, but he’s certainly laughing all the way to the bank with that huge stack of cash.

Source: Late Night with Seth Meyers