Marvel Finds Its New Spider-Man Star and Director

Amidst all the rumors around the casting of the new Spider-Man, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios just announced that the role has been won by young British actor, Tom Holland.

Holland was judged by his work on Wolf Hall, The Impossible and In the Heart of the Seas, as well as a series of screen tests that he had to complete.

Amy Pascal, from Sony Pictures commented that, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world.  With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

The director of the next Spider-Man film will be Jon Watts, who is the director of the upcoming thriller Cop Car which debuted at Sundance Film Festival this year.

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, said about Watts, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life.  We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”

Spider-Man will be released on July 28, 2017 but the web slinger is said to be making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War which will be released in May 2016.

Caryn Welby-Solomon

Marvel/Game of Thrones Writer

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