Date: 24th June 2015

Marvel casts Tom Holland as Spider-Man.

British actor Tom Holland has been cast as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Holland, star of The Impossible and Wolf Hall, is expected to make his superhero debut in Captain America: Civil War before leading Marvel and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man reboot.

Holland and Watts's untitled film will be produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige and former Sony chief Amy Pascal.

Pascal heaped praise on the new Peter Parker, describing Holland as 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," she said.

Source: Press Release