Watch Tom Holland's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' audition tape (exclusive)

Being cast as Spider-Man is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But if you want to crunch some numbers on exactly how difficult it was for Tom Holland to land the part of Peter Parker, this exclusive featurette on the Spider-Man: Homecoming Blu-ray reveals 7,500 actors submitted audition tapes for the latest reboot of the character before the studios met with 200 of them.

"It was a pretty daunting process. I went through a phase of just doing self tapes after self tapes after self tapes," Holland recalls. Watch his own audition tape above, which even includes some early webslinging moves.

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The clip also explains why Holland was ultimately "different than everyone else" and includes his first screen tests alongside Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., who remembers, "I got to meet Tom while he was in the final running there."

Seeing as there is quite a bit of time until the Spider-Man sequel hits theaters (on July 5, 2019, following Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel), it's a relief that Homecoming comes with 60 minutes of bonus material, including plenty of deleted scenes and previously unseen PSAs from Captain America.

Here is the official breakdown of the movie's special features:

"The SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Blu-ray comes loaded with over 60 minutes of bonus material, including deleted scenes, a gag reel and The Spidey Study Guide, an entertaining pop-up factoid track with facts on the movie in relation to the comics that Spidey fans will love. Also included are four unseen alternate Captain America PSAs featuring Chris Evans, seven behind-the-scenes featurettes and a photo gallery. In the featurette 'A Tangled Web,' Kevin Feige details how Homecoming came to be and its integration in the constantly evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe. 'Searching for Spider-Man' explores the casting process and what makes Tom the perfect Peter Parker as witnessed from his audition tape. Meet Homecoming’s adrenaline-craving stunt specialists in 'Spidey Stunts,' as they crawl, swing and leap from great heights, and discover why Tom Holland rarely needed a stunt double. 'Aftermath' features Kevin Feige and the producers filling in the blanks between the Battle of New York and where Homecoming begins. Explore Michael Keaton’s villainous turn in 'The Vulture Takes Flight' and learn why he demands Peter Parker’s fear and respect. In 'Jon Watts: Head of the Class,' fans catch up with the visionary director on the set, while he manages colossal set pieces, a massive crew and the daunting task of reintroducing one of Marvel's most beloved characters. Holland and Jacob Batalon (Ned) discuss the humorous realities of life with superpowers in 'Pros and Cons of Spider-Man.'"

Spider-Man: Homecoming is now available digitally, as well as on 4K, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Marisa Tomei arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Zendaya arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Zendaya attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Tom Holland arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Michael Keaton arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Gigi Gorgeous attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Gigi Gorgeous attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Kyle Richards arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Yara Shahidi arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Terry Crews arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
(L-R) HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Garcelle Beauvais attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' held at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Singer Jason Derulo arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Wayne Brady arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Selenis Levya attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: TV personality Ashley Iaconetti attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: (L-R) Actor Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix attend the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Comedian/YouTuber GloZell attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Angourie Rice attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Laura Harrier attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Diana Marks arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Isabella Amara arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Nicole Alexandra arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Michael Mando arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Abraham Attah arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Isabela Moner attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Madison Iseman attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Anthony Padilla attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Veronica Dunne attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Jon Favreau arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Rob Liefeld arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Producer Amy Pascal attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Karen Gillan arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Jenna Ortega attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Joe P. Harris attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Nick Bateman attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Logan Browning attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress/singer Zendaya (C) and guests attend the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Comedian Hannnibal Buress attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Michael Barbieri attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Beau Mirchoff attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor J.J. Totah attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Drake Bell attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Ian Harding attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Lauren Ash attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Stan Lee arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Actor Cameron Monaghan attends the World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
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