Meet Your New Spider-Man

Marvel Studios and Sony Studios announced their new Spider-Man who will be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) where the Avengers, Guardians, Daredevil, etc. reside. The lucky actor is 19 year old Tom Holland. Despite bigger names like Logan Lerman and Dylan O’Brien being thrown around, Holland is at the perfect age to play a teenage Peter Parker.

Holland is perhaps best known for his theatre role of Billy Elliot. He will also be appearing in In the Heart of the Sea with Chris Hemsworth, who portrays Thor in the MCU. 

Meanwhile, Jon Watts who may be just as unknown has been tapped to direct the Spider-Man movie slated for 2017. Watts’ most recent work was Cop Car featuring Kevin Bacon. Despite both actor and director being new names to most people, Marvel and Sony expressed their faith in the duo and is looking forward to the success of the character and upcoming film.

Source: Marvel

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Walter Mack
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Walter is a California native. He is currently in his last year of college pursuing a B.A. in English, but is often mistaken for a freshman...or a middle school tourist on occassion. His earliest gaming experience was Pokemon Red version on the Gameboy color, which he played actively. He would dabble with the Nintendo 64 and Playstation 2 for a bit before transitioning to many years of F2P MMOs. He then moved on to League of Legends, with whom he as an on and off again relationship. He currently spends most of his game time on his Playstation 4. He's also a bit of a Marvel nut.