There has been months of speculation and casting rumors about the Spider-Man casting involving everyone from Danny Donald Glover to Asa Butterfield. Marvel Studios finally announced the name of the actor playing the next Spider-Man: Tom Holland.

For those that aren't familiar with him, Spider-Man was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962). In the comics, teenage Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and gets spider-like abilities including super strength and the ability to stick to walls and ceilings. He uses his genius-level intellect to build a set of artificial web-shooters that lets him shoot webbing.

In a statement Marvel said, "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." While Holland is a virtual unknown Marvel says "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." Of all the actors that tried out for the role only Holland screen tested with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans who will be co-starring in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

Honestly, we would have preferred to see Marvel go in a new direction and cast a Black actor as Spider-Man. But it's still great to see Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it's an exciting time for all fans.

Since most people know nothing about him, we put together this infographic to tell everyone a little about the next actor playing Peter Parker the Amazing Spider-Man.

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Jon Watts, director of "Cop Car" will be directing the untitled Spider-Man movie scheduled for release on July 28, 2017. Captain America: Civil War opens May 6, 2016 and is currently filming.

Official Captain America: Civil War Summary
Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cinematography by Trent Opaloch
Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Chadwick Boseman, Jeremy Renner, and Elizabeth Olsen
Release Dates: May 6, 2016 (North America)
Official Site: http://www.marvel.com
© Copyright 2016 Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures. All rights reserved

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Pat Dilloway said...

Do you mean Donald Glover? Danny Glover seems too old for that (stuff). Have not watched The Impossible but maybe now I will.

Pat Dilloway said...

I just realized he was born the year I graduated high school. I am so old.


Nice Infographic! Since he is British we need a Spider-Man, Doctor Who crossover. ;-)

MedeiaSharif said...

Helpful infographic. I haven't heard of this actor before.


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