After weeks, how about months, of false stories, rumors and misleading news, Marvel has officially announced their pick for the new Spiderman. Rumors had been circling around a small list of up and coming young stars that included Asa Butterfield and Charlie Rowe, but in the end Marvel picked Tom Holland (The Impossible). Here is a bit of the press release from Marvel.
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom 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, director of “Cop Car,” the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in “The Impossible,” “Wolf Hall,” and the upcoming “In the Heart of the Sea,” and by a series of complex screen tests. Following Marvel’s tradition of working with the brightest next wave of directors, Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job.
Most of the photos of Tom are from early 2013 when he was promoting The Impossible. So many worried he looked too young for the role but at 19 he fits the look pretty good, as shown in his recent instagram post.
What do you think? Does he fit the role as Peter Parker?