After months of waiting and anticipation as to who will be cast in one of the most iconic superhero roles of all time, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have finally come to a decision on who will be the new face to play The Amazing Spider-Man on the big screen… And that honor falls to young British actor Tom Holland, the star of Billy Elliot The Musical and the film The Impossible!
Beating out the likes of Dylan O’Brien and Asa Butterfield for the much coveted role of the webslinger, Holland is the third actor to play Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, taking over for predecessors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who each played Spider-Man in two different film productions and its sequels, helmed by Sam Raimi and Marc Webb respectively and under the guidance of Sony Pictures. After Sony struck a deal with Marvel Studios to allow the webslinger to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the ball was in motion to cast a new face behind the mask, with stipulations being that this Spider-Man “is in High School and is most definitely Peter Parker”.
In addition to Holland’s casting, Jon Watts was named as director of the new Spider-Man feature film slated to be released on July 28, 2017. With the casting now official, Ton Holland is expected to make his very first appearance as Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War – which will be released on May 6, 2016.
Read more about this breaking news at Marvel.com!