The latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is that we finally have a new Spider-Man! And the winner is Tom Holland! Spider-Man is said to be making a cameo in the upcoming movie, Captain America: Civil War and in his own Spider-Man movie (July 28, 2017).
“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.” -Amy Pascal (Producer)
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Along with a new actor, Marvel and Sony released that Spiderman has a new director as well! His name is Jon Watts, and is famous for directing, Cop Car, an upcoming thriller! The director has been working hard with producers, Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, to ensure that Spider-Man can come to the big screen like in ways we've never seen him before!
“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.” -Kevin Feige
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Currently, the Spider-Man franchise is worth about $4 billion! So, Sony Pictures and Marvel will definitely want to ensure the success of the next installment of the web-slinger's story. As well, to this date, the Spider-Man movies are the most successful movies ever made by Sony Pictures.
So, Tom Holland will be the man behind the mask! This young actor is well known for his role in The Impossible. Check out his work from when he was younger! Maybe he can bring some of this intensity and emotion to his new character, Peter Parker.
Tom Holland is 19 years old and was born in the UK! His acting career has very little experience, but will soon grow more larger than he probably ever imagined. He will be working alongside very amazing actors in his Marvel debut, Captain America: Civil War! Tom Holland will be amongst Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Robert Downey Jr. As well, many other actors who will be starring in the future cinematic hit!
Marvel and Sony Pictures put Tom through many screen tests which ultimately lead to their decision to cast him as the iconic New York hero! The producers have said that there was something special about his casting which made him the perfect man for the job. Well, with two upcoming movies, we will definitely have to wait and see if they were right...