Tom Holland Cast as Marvel’s New Spider-Man; Jon Watts will Direct

Marvel And Sony Pictures' Reboot

The 19 year-old British actor Tom Holland (The Impossible) has been cast as Marvel’s new Peter Parker/Spider-Man in a solo movie, which opens July 28, 2017.

Jon Watts is set to direct this Marvel and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man reboot.

Holland beats out Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield, “Boardwalk Empire”’s Charlie Plummer and “Red Band Society” star Charlie Rowe among many others. He’s expected to make his superhero debut in Captain America: Civil War before starring in a Jon Watts-directed solo Spider-Man movie.

“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,” Sony Executive Amy Pascal told Marvel.com With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

In Marvel we trust. But who the hell is Jon Watts? The guy earned recognition for his film Cop Car, the indie thriller starring Kevin Bacon which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Never mind, if Marvel says they’re the right guys for the job, I have nothing but faith that they will be a near perfect. Check out some acrobatic moves from Holland that demonstrate his suitability for the role:

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