Tom Holland swung his web into South Orange recently for a screening of his film “Uncharted.”
Holland, 25, is known for starring in the top-grossing movie of 2021 and 2022 (so far), “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and previous movies in the Marvel franchise. “Uncharted” also topped the box office on Presidents Day weekend.
Peter Parker himself made a surprise entrance at South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Cinema Lab theater (at The Village at SOPAC), at a screening for “family and friends.”
Cinema Lab shared video of Holland at the theater with “Uncharted” director Ruben Fleischer.
“I’m really proud to announce that this is now the No. 1 movie in the entire world,” Fleischer, who is known for directing the “Zombieland” and “Venom” movies, told the audience, before introducing Holland as his surprise. guest to kick off the screening.
“Hi, Spider-Man!” an audience member cheerfully exclaimed.
“To be the No. 1 movie in the world is kind of crazy,” Holland said.
He stars with Mark Wahlberg and Antonio Banderas in “Uncharted,” released Feb. 18. The film is on track to make $ 51 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend.
The movie is based on the video game of the same name.
Holland plays Nathan Drake, a thief who works with Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Wahlberg) to find Magellan’s lost $ 5 billion fortune before Santiago Moncada (Banderas). The Sony Pictures movie was the first major feature film to start shooting during the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020.
Fleischer also did a Q&A at the theater with Cinema Lab partner Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring,” “Aquaman”) – another actor known for popping up at New Jersey movie screenings (he lives in Montclair and calls Fleischer a neighbor). Wilson is “head of experience” for Cinema Lab, which has three theaters, including The Bradley in Bradley Beach – the former Showroom Cinema that’s currently under renovation – and The Cañon in Cañon City, Colorado.
The Instagram celebrity gossip and sightings account Deuxmoi also shared a photo submission showing the actor at the Essex County theater.
The Holland item was posted right alongside an anecdote about the Oscar-nominated actor Andrew Garfield on a date in London. Garfield, who played Spider-Man before Holland and also appeared in “No Way Home,” was allegedly seen eating sticky toffee pudding and kissing his date.
Holland’s significant other, his Emmy-winning “Spider-Man” co-star Zendaya, was not there when he made his surprise appearance in New Jersey, but they were together at a recent Rangers game at Madison Square Garden wearing jerseys that had each other’s last names on them with Holland’s brother Sam and Zendaya’s “Euphoria” co-star Hunter Schafer.
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