FanX adds ‘Spider-Man’ star Tom Holland to lineup for September convention

(Willy Sanjuan | AP file photo) Actor Tom Holland, known for playing Peter Parker / Spider-Man in five Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, will be a guest at the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, Sept. 5-7.

A friendly neighborhood superhero will be swinging into the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in September.

British actor Tom Holland, who has played the heroic web-slinger Spider-Man in five Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, will be a guest at the convention, Sept. 5-7 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, organizers announced Tuesday.

The Salt Lake City event is one of only three conventions this year Holland will attend, FanX founder and show producer Dan Farr said. As Spider-Man, Farr said in a statement, “Tom has really captured the hearts and minds of fans around the world and Salt Lake City, and has become a fan favorite.”

Holland, 23, made his first appearance as Spider-Man in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” when young Peter Parker was recruited by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark — aka Iron Man — to battle Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers.

Since then, Holland has played Parker in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017), 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” (where his “I don’t feel so good” final scene became a meme), and this summer’s “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

Holland made his movie debut at 16, in the 2012 drama “The Impossible,” as a teen who works with his mother (Naomi Watts) to survive the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that struck the coast of Thailand. He also has appeared in the historic dramas “In the Heart of the Sea” (2015) and “The Lost City of Z” (2016).

Holland is lending his voice to three upcoming movies: The animated “Spies in Disguise,” the animal-filled “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” (starring Downey), and next year’s Pixar tale “Onward.”

Holland has a Utah connection. While promoting “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Holland appeared in an ad with Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, nicknamed “Spida.” The ad showed Holland and Mitchell in a hotel, suffering an accidental luggage swap — leaving Holland with Mitchell’s new sneakers and Mitchell with the Spider-Man suit.

Mitchell tweeted Tuesday that Holland’s FanX visit will fall on his birthday.

Holland joins a roster of more than 30 celebrity guests announced so far — a list that includes Keifer Sutherland, Christina Ricci, Dolph Lundgren, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Isaacs, and two NSYNC alumni: Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

Tickets and passes for the three-day event are on sale now at FanXSaltLake.com.

Here is a roster of celebrity guests booked so far for FanX, Sept. 5-7:

Linda Ballantyne • voice actor, “Sailor Moon”

Lesley-Ann Brandt • actor, “Lucifer”

Casey Cott • actor, “Riverdale”

Jonny Cruz • voice actor, “Overwatch”

Kara Eberle • voice actor, “RWBY”

Joey Fatone • singer, *NSYNC; reality-show regular

Megan Follows • actor, “Anne of Green Gables,” “Reign”

Katie Griffin • voice actor, “Sailor Moon,” “Totally Spies!”

Jess Harnell • voice actor, “Animaniacs,” “Transformers,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

Tom Holland • actor, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” “Avengers: Infinity War”

Ryan Hurst • actor, “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Walking Dead”

Jason Isaacs • actor, “Harry Potter” films, “The Death of Stalin,” “Star Trek: Discovery”

Lindsay Jones • voice actor, “RWBY”

Orlando Jones • actor, “American Gods,” “Black Dynamite”

Chris Kirkpatrick • singer, *NSYNC; voice actor, “The Fairly Odd Parents”

Matthew Lewis • actor, “Harry Potter” series

Dolph Lundgren • actor, “Rocky IV,” “The Expendables,” “Creed II”

Rebecca Mader • actor, “Once Upon a Time”

Ross Marquand • actor, “The Walking Dead,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame”

Charles Martinet • voice actor, Nintendo games (he’s Mario)

Kel Mitchell • actor/comedian, “All That,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Mystery Men”

Lana Parrilla • actor, “Once Upon a Time”

Jason Patric • actor, “The Lost Boys,” “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” “Sleepers”

Lou Diamond Phillips • actor, “Young Guns,” “La Bamba,” “Courage Under Fire”

Patrick Renna • actor, “The Sandlot,” “The Big Green,” “GLOW”

Christina Ricci • actor, “The Addams Family,” “Pan Am”

Sebastian Roché • actor, “Supernatural,” “The Vampire Diaries”

Keifer Sutherland • actor, “24,” “Designated Survivor,” “The Lost Boys”

Carlos Valdés • actor, “The Flash”

Ricky Whittle • actor, “American Gods,” “The 100,” “Austenland”

Arryn Zech • voice actor, “RWBY”