Marvel and Sony Have Found Their New Spider-Man And Director!

9:36 AM Joseph Aberl 0 Comments

It took a while until this announcement has arrived, but it finally seems as if Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios were able to agree on who will be playing the new Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After an excessive amount of test screenings it seems that Tom Holland has snagged the role as Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man film slated to release on July 28, 2017.[1] He has garnered experience in films such as The Impossible, Wofl Hall and the soon to be releaseed In the Heart of the Seas.

That isn’t the only good news as they have also officially announced the director fort he upcoming film, Jon Watts, who recently premiered his film Cop Car at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sony Pictures Group Chairman, Tom Rothman stated that „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 spezial. All in all, we are off to a roaring start.“

Kevin Feige also commented by stating that „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.“

Lastly, Amy Pascal also added „Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, weh ad to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in teh world. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.“

So, there you have it, we officially have our new Spidey and director after quite an extensive waiting period. What are your thoughts on the matter? Leave a comment below!