Fans don’t have to wait anymore, because the Spider-Man franchise has its new Peter Parker!
Tom Holland will take on the task of being the Marvel and Sony Pictures Peter Parker/Spider-Man. While he will see plenty of screen-time in his own standalone movies, his debut will take place in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. As relatively unknown actor, Holland made a name for himself in the independent movie entitled The Impossible. In a press release on the Marvel website Sony Pictures Producer Amy Pascal said of the 19-year-old actor that “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.”
Not to be left out of the news, the Spider-Man films will be headed by director Jon Watts whose credits also include independent films. His most recent being Cop Car, a film which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Marvel President Kevin Feige also spoke about Watts during the press release saying “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.”
Now, the only thing left is the release date. The first (again) installment of the Spider-Man franchise with make its way to theaters on July 28th, 2017 and as a bonus, it will be in both IMAX and 3D. Many are probably pretty confused as to why Marvel will not be at Hall H during San Diego Comic-Con to promote the upcoming slate of movies, especially with this news which comes pretty close to the convention date of July 9 2015. No matter as I’m sure they have their own promotion plans so fans should not worry. To read more regarding the casting head on over to Marvel.com and check out the full press release.
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