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