British actor Tom Holland (The Impossible) will play Peter Parker in the next Spider-Man franchise, Marvel Studios and Sony announced Tuesday, defying some fans’ calls for a non-white Spidey.
This will be the second reboot of the Spider-Man series since Tobey Maguire played the character in the early 2000s. Andrew Garfield put on the iconic blue and red outfit for the 2012 rethink and now Sony, which has long held the movie right to Spider-Man, will team up with Marvel Studios to incorporate Spidey into the successful Avengers films.
Holland, 19, will likely make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 with a standalone film premiering the following year, to be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car).
The casting decision comes just a day after Marvel Comics announced that…
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