|The secret is out!|
Marvel and Sony have also confirmed that the film will be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car).
"It's a big day here at Sony," said Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group chairman. He went on to say that Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios and Amy Pascal of Sony
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.Feige echoed the sentiment by commenting, "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." Pascall added, "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."
|Welcome home, Spider-Man|
Holland is expected to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time in next year's Captain America: Civil War before starring in his first Spider-Man film set for release on July 28th, 2017. The actor uploaded a series of videos to Instagram yesterday showcasing his ability to do backflips—a skillthat'll surely come in handy when he steps into the red and blue tights.
What about Marvel's decision to focus on a high school arc for Peter Parker?
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