Without question, Marvel reigns supreme at the box office, and being cast in a Marvel film is often a golden ticket to instant stardom for an actor – especially if they end up in an Avengers movie.
It’s amazing to look back at childhood photos of the most famous actors and see how far they’ve come. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of Avengers actors’ childhood photos, ranging from the adorable to the downright heart-breakingly cute.
1. Tom Holland – Spider-Man
It’s no secret that the Spider-Man character has been in turmoil for decades, having been the subject of a war between the ascendant Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, who have a tight grip on the character’s film rights. This tension between Marvel and Sony was made public in December 2014 after the Sony computer hack, when it was revealed that both studios were in talks regarding a Spider-Man feature in Captain America: Civil War – with Sony wanting to retain all the rights to the Spider-Man character.
It seemed like the studios weren’t going to be able to make things work, but, in February 2015, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that Spider-Man would feature in the MCU. Tom Holland then went on to play the character in Captain America: Civil War. But when Holland was pretending to be Spider-Man, aged just three, did he realise he’d end up portraying the web-slinger on the silver screen? That cheeky smile says: maybe.