Tom Holland has just landed the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming Marvel movie!!
Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said in a statement, “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’s Amy Pascal added, “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.”
If you missed it, be sure to catch Tom‘s amazing Spider-Man like stunts, which he posted on his Instagram account over the weekend.
The film is set to hit theaters on July 28, 2017. Jon Watts will direct.
You may recognize Tom, 19, from his 2012 film The Impossible. He’s also been featured in the TV series Wolf Hall.