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He's only 20 years old, but Tom Holland is emerging as one of Hollywood's brightest stars — and one of the most sought-after by directors. The British actor made his feature film debut five years ago in The Impossible alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, which garnered him critical praise, opening a new door that eventually led to him playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

So what is Tom Holland up to in 2017? Well, besides posting stunt-filled videos on his Instagram, crushing it on Lip Sync Battle and using his good image for social endeavors, Holland has been busy with his anticipated movie releases. Tom Holland's latest flicks include In the Heart of the Sea, Captain America: Civil War and The Lost City of Z, but his upcoming releases are even more impressive.

List Of New & Upcoming Tom Holland Films

1. Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • Release Date: July 7, 2017
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei
  • Director: Jon Watts

Tom Holland beat out a large list of rumored actors to portray Peter Parker in the MCU, and marks his first solo adventure. With Holland's age, the movie will focus on teenage Spidey balancing his newfound superhero abilities while trying to remain a normal high school student. After his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker will get help from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as they battle against supervillain Vulture (Keaton).

2. Pilgrimage

'Pilgrimage' [Credit: XYZ Films]
'Pilgrimage' [Credit: XYZ Films]
  • Release Date: August 11, 2017
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal, John Lynch, Stanley Weber, Eric Godon
  • Director: Brendan Muldowney

The Irish Medieval drama first premiered this past April at the Tribeca Film Festival, but most viewers still have a few months to wait before it hits the big screen. Holland plays a member of a group of monks on a mission to transport their monastery's holiest relic to Rome. The journey becomes much more difficult than first thought, which tests the loyalty and faith of the group.

3. The Current War

  • Release Date: December 22, 2017
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland
  • Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

The movie portrays the competition between electricity powerhouses Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Shannon) as they try to create a sustainable system to market to the American people. Holland will play the role of Samuel Insull, a businessman who contributed to the electrical infrastructure across the United States.

4. Avengers: Infinity War

Thanos [Credit: Marvel Studios]
Thanos [Credit: Marvel Studios]
  • Release Date: May 4, 2018
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson
  • Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

One of the most anticipated films in recent years, Infinity War will be the culmination of what previous Marvel movies have teased for years. After the events of Civil War, the Avengers will finally team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on Thanos, who has been collecting the Infinity Stones to wreak havoc on the universe. Holland will reprise his role as Spider-Man and once again fight against some of Marvel's most popular .

5. Untitled Spider-Man Sequel

  • Release Date: July 5, 2019
  • Cast: TBA
  • Director: TBA

Homecoming has not even been released yet, but Marvel has big plans for Holland's Peter Parker. Holland reportedly has a six-picture deal with Marvel Studios and revealed he would like to play the role for a very long time.

6. Chaos Walking

'Chaos Walking' [Credit: Walker Books]
'Chaos Walking' [Credit: Walker Books]
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley
  • Director: Doug Liman

The book trilogy from author Patrick Ness will get a big-screen adaptation in the near future. The dystopian novels center around a world where all living creatures can hear one another's thoughts, called Noise. Holland and Ridley are the only actors attached to the project so far, presumably playing the novels' two main protagonists.

7. The Modern Ocean

  • Release Date: TBA
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Tom Holland, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe, Jeff Goldblum
  • Director: Shane Carruth

The film is still in the development stages, so there are not many details regarding the project yet. The story reportedly takes place in the modern day and involves trade shipping routes (and the people who create them).

8. Untitled Uncharted Adaptation

'Uncharted' [Credit: Naughty Dog]
'Uncharted' [Credit: Naughty Dog]
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Cast: Tom Holland
  • Director: Shawn Levy

A film adaptation of Naughty Dog's hit video game series has been in the works for over eight years with many actors attached to the role of Nathan Drake. Holland will play a young version of the adventurous treasure hunter, as the film will serve as a prequel to the video games.

The actor sure has a stacked schedule in the coming years, but it will undoubtedly pay off. Holland is working alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars while making a name for himself in the industry. Those connections — and his impeccable work at such a young age — will grow into a memorable career.


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