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Things We Saw Today: Spider-Man Tom Holland Performing Rihanna’s “Umbrella” Will Change Your Life

All of a sudden I’m excited for Spider-Man: Homecoming, because wow wow wow does Tom Holland know how to bring down the house. Holland and his equally talented co-star Zendaya were on MTV’s Lip Sync Battle and holy mother of everything, what did I just witness?

Holland starts off with a demure verse of “Singin’ In the Rain” but soon morphs full-on into Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and I am … emotionally compromised. I had no idea Holland was such a talented dancer, but have since learned he was a theater kid and starred in the West End’s Billy Elliott musical.

Zendaya tackled Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” and also blew us all away:

I love how fully and joyfully these two committed to the bit and the fun repartee they seem to have. This single-handedly made me actually want to see the new Spider-Man. “They should just use these videos for all their promos instead of making any new trailers,” said our Vivian Kane. Yup.

  • A group of trans gamers were rejected from taking part in a female gaming tournament and told they could be penalized for “faking their genders.” Um, NOPE. ALL OF THE NOPE. (via Buzzfeed)
  • Hydra Captain America stole Thor’s hammer Mjolnir, which thinks that he’s worthy, for some reason. I don’t want to talk about it. (via Screenrant)
  • In other Lip Sync Battle / Spider-Man news, watch Chrissy Teigen (in the spidey suit) and her husband John Legend reenact Peter Parker’s most famous movie kiss. (via Huffington Post)
  • A cookie box that can only be opened by two people working together teaches self-control and cruelty. (LaughingSquid)

So what did you spot today with your many spider-eyes?


(image: MTV)

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.