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  • Tom Holland said working with "Avengers" directors Anthony and Joe Russo on "Cherry" was a "fun and positive experience"
  • In "Cherry," Holland plays a drug-addicted war veteran struggling with PTSD
  • "Cherry" will be released in select theaters Friday and then globally on Apple TV+ on March 12

Tom Holland was thrilled to team up once more with Anthony and Joe Russo for the upcoming movie "Cherry."

The 24-year-old actor and the Russo Brothers had worked together on Marvel films such as "Avengers: Endgame," "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Captain America: Civil War." In their latest collaboration, "Cherry," Holland plays a drug-addicted war veteran struggling with PTSD.

"Making a $500 million box office movie and making a small independent movie is so different, but the way they (the Russo Brothers) approach making them is exactly the same," Holland said on Entertainment Weekly's "The Awardist" podcast. 

"The respect they had and the way they were able to galvanize everyone and have a really fun and positive experience while the subject matter was so dark and difficult to swallow was amazing," he added.

Holland put in a lot of effort into making sure he could take on the harrowing role, including dedicating time to research and talking to former soldiers who suffered from PTSD and substance abuse issues. Of course, he got support from the directors.

"They were willing for me to just push myself as far as I could go when it came to the physicality of the character, which was losing weight and changing my physical appearance as much as possible," Holland said. 

"I [found] places and emotions in me that I didn't know I had and quite frankly would never want to see again. There was no going too far with playing Cherry," he added. 

"Cherry" will be released in select theaters on Friday and then globally on Apple TV+ on March 12.

Meanwhile, the actor is tied up with the third "Spider-Man" movie, which will see him return as the web-slinging superhero.

He didn't reveal much about the "Far From Home" sequel during a recent interview with Variety but called it "the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made." 

"You sit down, read the script, and see what they’re trying to do, and they’re succeeding. It’s really impressive. I’ve never seen a standalone superhero movie quite like it. And I’m just, you know, again, that lucky little shit who happens to be Spider-Man in it," he said. 

But shooting for "Spider-Man 3" has yet to be completed.

"We started before Christmas and shot for like seven weeks," said Holland. "We stopped for the Christmas break, and then we’re starting again. I’m just as excited as everyone else to see it, let alone be a part of it." 

Tom Holland British actor Tom Holland will remain as Spider-Man in the next film in the franchise after a deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Theo Wargo