Tom Holland is de nieuwe Spider-Man


Sony Pictures en Marvel Studios hebben aangekondigd dat, na een langdurige castingperiode, Tom Holland (The Impossible, In the Heart of the Sea) officieel te zien zal zijn als Peter Parker/Spider-Man in de volgende Spider-Man film. Daarnaast is bekend gemaakt dat Jon Watts de film zal regisseren.

Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, zei: “It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy 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.”

Producent Kevin Feige voegde toe: “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life. We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”

Producent Amy Pascal: “Sony, Marvel, Kevin 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.”

Sony Pictures zal de film financieren en wereldwijd uitbrengen, welke mede wordt geproduceerd door Kevin Feige en zijn team van Marvel en Amy Pascal, wie sinds het begin betrokken is bij de Spider-Man film franchise. De film is te zien vanaf 28 juli 2017.