Tom Holland made quite the splash as the iconic wall-crawler in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, and will presumably continue said splash in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Well, the splashing isn’t done yet folks, unlike this metaphor.
According to Empire, Holland is in talks to star opposite Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s live-action adaptation of the Chaos Walking trilogy. While I’m not at all familiar with Chaos Walking, the rest of that sentence is filled with good news.
As for details on Chaos Walking, I’ll let Empire do the talking:
[Patrick] Ness’ trilogy – The Knife Of Never Letting Go, The Ask And The Answer and Monsters Of Men – finds humankind in a dark future, colonising a distant planet after the Earth has been ruined. When an infection called the Noise strikes, all thoughts become audible and chaos follows.
A corrupt autocrat takes the chance to seize control of the human settlements in order to launch a strike on native alien race the Spackles, blaming them for the infection that’s apparently killing human women. Young Todd Hewitt (Holland, assuming he signs on), the only boy in a town solely comprised of men, rebels to stop the oncoming destruction. Going on the run with his dog, he teams up with a mysterious girl (Ridley), who is the source of a precious patch of silence.
Sounds pretty bad ass. I’m into it, and with the prospect of Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland headline a film together, I’m super into it. What do you guys think of this potential casting? Is Chaos Walking as bad ass as it sounds? Let me know in the comments below.