Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced the next actor to play Spider-Man yesterday. Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film which will release in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017. The film will be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car).
The studios and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal were impressed by the 19-year-old's performances in "The Impossible," "Wolf Hall," and the upcoming "In the Heart of the Sea," and by a series of complex screen tests, reports Marvel.
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Commenting on the announcement, Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said, "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."
Spider-Man, is a big franchise with fans all over the world. It is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, and the five films from the franchise having collected more than $4 billion worldwide!