The Amazing Way The Spider-Man: Homecoming Crew Pranked Tom Holland

Spider-Man's sense of humor has been a big part of what has let the character be a pop culture mainstay for the last 50-plus years - and it appears that this personality quality has become a bit infectious on the set of the new movie about the web-slinging superhero. Apparently the Spider-Man: Homecoming crew/cast got star Tom Holland a new chair to sit in between takes, and we can only hope that it's not representational of what they think of his performance.

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Tom Holland posted this image to his personal Instagram account, revealing that some merry pranksters on set replaced his directors chair with a toilet baring his character's name - "Peter." We can't say exactly why certain members of the crew/cast felt this was an appropriate prank, or even where they found a toilet (did they steal it from a set?), but one thing that we can say is that it gave us a good laugh.

In case you were curious, the porcelain pedestal seems to be positioned between the seats of two people likely important to the Tom Holland during the production of the superhero movie. On the left is Rick Lipton, who is Holland's dialect coach - helping to make sure that the New York accent overshadows the actor's natural British inflection. On the right is "Ned," another character - specifically the role being played by Jacob Batalon. It's been reported Ned's full name may be Ned Leeds - one of the men in the comics who temporarily takes on the villainous Hobgoblin mantle - but for Spider-Man: Homecoming it looks like he is just going to be portrayed as a classmate of Peter's.

Funny as the toilet is, you know what the best part of this story is? One word: retaliation. Because Tom Holland shared this prank with the world, he basically now has a duty to try and find a clever way to get back at those responsible. Hopefully we will get to see the results on either his personal social media accounts, or possibly those belonging to Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts.

If you were Tom Holland, how would you get your vengeance for this prank? Considering that he is expected to be a huge part of the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a great way to certainly freak everyone out would be for him to fake some kind of injury that would potentially end his run as Spider-Man before it could really begin. We want to hear your thoughts, though, so go ahead and leave them in the comments section below.

And, as always, we'll constantly be on top of news coming out of the Spider-Man: Homecoming set, so keep checking back in here on Cinema Blend for all varieties of updates!

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