Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct

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Marvel and Sony have found their Peter Parker.

"The Impossible" actor Tom Holland is set to play the web-slinging superhero in the next "Spider-Man" franchise, sources confirm to Variety.

The actor is first expected to make an appearance in "Captain America: Civil War" in order to properly introduce him into the Marvel film universe, with standalone films to follow.

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FILE - In this March 24, 2013 file photo, actor Tom Holland, winner of Best Male Newcomer Award appears at the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2013 in London. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced Tuesday, June 23, 2015 that Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next "Spider-Man" film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017. The film will be directed by Jon Watts. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, File)
Actor Tom Holland attends the premiere of "The Impossible" at the Arclight Cinerama Dome on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Actor Tom Holland is seen at the UK Premiere of The Impossible at Odeon BFI IMAX on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
The Spider-Man balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Dane DeHaan, from left, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield from the cast of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" attend the Be Amazing Volunteer Day held in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, April 25, 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Actor Dane DeHaan, left, and actress Emma Stone, right, attend a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building with the cast of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on Friday, April 25, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Actress Emma Stone, actor Andrew Garfield, center, and composer Hans Zimmer attend the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" premiere party at Moynihan Station on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
US actress Emma Stone, center, British actor Andrew Garfield, right, and US actor Jamie Foxx, left, pose for the media during a fan event with the actors of the movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' prior to the movie's premiere in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
U.S actor Jamie Foxx, left, US actor Dane DeHaan, second left, British actor Andrew Garfield and US actress Emma Stone pose for photographers before the French premiere of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in Paris, Friday April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
US actor Dane DeHaan, left, British actor Andrew Garfield, second left, US director Marc Webb, and US actress Emma Stone pose for photographers before the French premiere of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in Paris, Friday April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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In February, Sony announced a new partnership with Marvel Studios that brings the popular superhero into the Marvel universe and added that the first standalone would bow on July 28, 2017.

Former Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal is producing along with Kevin Feige.

Holland is repped by WME and can be seen next in "In the Heart of the Sea" opposite Chris Hemsworth.

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