Holland is new Spider-Man

LOS ANGELES: Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced on June 23 that The Impossible star Tom Holland would be taking over the role of Peter Parker and the web-slinging superhero in the next Spider-Man film, set to hit theatres on July 28, 2017.

Jon Watts, who directed the indie thriller Cop Car, has been set to direct the still-untitled film. Sony Pictures promises a new creative direction for this iteration of Spider-Man. Since 2002, there have been five films in the $4 billion series, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield previously in the title role.

Holland, a 19-year-old English actor, has appeared in Locke and TV series Wolf Hall. He can be seen this December in Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea.