Sony Cast Spider-Man, Announce Director

Tom Holland, a little known British actor with few credits including The Impossible (above) and How I Live Now, has been cast as Peter Parker in Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot. Jon Watts has been hired to direct.

For both this is the biggest break of their career, and certainly signals the dawn of a brand new age for Spidey, who will make his new first appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. The Spider-Man reboot is set to hit our screens in July 2017.

“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” said Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group chairman Tom Rothman.

Tom Holland will next be seen in one the year’s potential awards hopefuls In the Heart of the Sea.

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