Tom Holland cast as the new Spider-Man
MANILA, Philippines – It's official: up-and-coming young star Tom Holland has been cast as the iconic web-slinger, Spider-Man, announced Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios Tuesday, June 23 (June 24 in Manila).
Tom, 19, previously starred in The Impossible, Wolf Hall, and the upcoming In The Heart Of The Sea. Previous Spider-Man Andrew Garfield moves on from the role, and the new movie will see a "new creative direction" for Peter Parker, according to the release.
Producer Amy Pascal said: “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.”
According to Variety, Spider-Man is expected to make a cameo in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. The next Spider-Man film is due in July 2017, with Jon Watts at the helm. – Rappler.com