Meet the new Spider-Man and Peter Parker, Tom Holland.
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced that Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film.
To be directed by Jon Watts, the next Spider-Man film debuts in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.
The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in 'The Impossible,' 'Wolf Hall',and the upcoming 'In the Heart of the Sea.'
Commenting on the announcement, Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said,
“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.”
Sony Pictures will finance and release the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise on July 28, 2017.
Spider-Man is currently the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures.