Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced that Tom Holland (The Impossible, In the Heart of the Sea) will star as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, Tom Rothman, said the following: “It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job. The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding. I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception. I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent. For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special. All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”
Marvel’s Kevin Feige added: “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.”
We should get our first glimpse of the new Spidey in Captain America: Civil War. The next solo Spider-Man film arrives on July 28th, 2017.