You may remember back in February when Anglophenia asked the question, “Has Andrew Garfield hung up his Spider-Man mask?” The answer is: yes. And Marvel is fitting the Spidey suit to 19-year-old actor Tom Holland, reports Marvel.com. You may recognize the fresh-faced actor from 2013’s The Impossible, starring opposite Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. Holland played a young boy on holiday with his family when they were swept away by a tsunami. He had to take on the role of parent when his mother (Watts) suffered a severe injury. Holland talks about his first acting role in The Impossible to our Tom Tom Brook:
Since completing The Impossible, Holland has been seen on stage in 2014’s Billy Elliot Live, and in the 2015 BBC miniseries Wolf Hall as Gregory Cromwell.
Producer Amy Pascal explained how casting came upon Holland as the new Spider-Man, saying in an announcement, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin (Feige) 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. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” The next Spider-Man installment is expected to hit theaters in 2017, with Jon Watts (Cop Car, The Onion News Network) set to direct.
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