Sony and Marvel made an announcement earlier today, in which they finally revealed their choice of actor to become the new incarnation of that web slinging hero – Spider-Man. After an intensive search and quite a few screen tests, Tom Holland was awarded the role of Spidey AKA Peter Parker.
Amy Pascal discussed the decision saying, “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.”
Holland, is know for his work on the mini series Wolf Hall, as well as the films The Impossible, How I Live Now, and Ron Howard’s upcoming epic, In the Heart of the Sea. At just 19 years of age, Holland is young enough to successfully portray the high school aged Peter Parker that the producers want to base the movies around.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Holland will be appearing in the new series of Spider-Man films, with the first one being released July 28th of 2017. This statement raises an interesting question. What about Spidey’s involvement in Captain America: Civil War? Is he still going to make an appearance or not? Perhaps it was just a harmless omission. However, in a statement made on the Marvel website, there was no mention either. To be fair, it is a cameo appearance, so any lack of mention about Spidey’s involvement in Civil War may not be cause for alarm.