Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced that Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in their next Spider-Man film, which is set to hit theaters on July 28, 2017. Jon Watts has been set to direct the feature.
Producer Amy Pascal said of the casting, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin [Feige] 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 will finance and release worldwide the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, in a film co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the Web-Slinger.