Tom Holland Replaces Andrew Garfield As SPIDER-MAN; Jon Watts Directs New Solo Film For 2017

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Tom Holland is the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The next Spider-Man film will hit theatres in IMAX and 3D on 28 July 2017 and it will be directed by Jon Watts, the director whose film Cop Car made waves at Sundance earlier this year.

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Poor Andrew Garfield – the dude had a good thing going on but he couldn’t get his Amazing Spider-Man films across the trilogy line. Sony was unhappy with the grosses from his comic book capers – they ‘only’ made $262 million and $202 at the US box office.

Holland, like Garfield is a Brit, although at 19 years old he’s 12 years younger than his predecessor and that suits Marvel and Sony’s plans for the web slinging hero.

New Sony head Tom Rothman had this to say:

“It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin (Feige), Amy (Pascal) and their teams have done an incredible job.  The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding.  I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception.  I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent.  For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special.   All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”

The plan is for Holland to make his debut in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War before segueing into his own adventure(s).

None of this news excites me in the least.

Source: Marvel