Teen Actor Tom Holland To Play Spider-Man

By Staff  |  06/23/2015

Tom Holland

English actor Tom Holland has been tapped to play Spider-Man in the next big screen film, due out in Summer 2017, Marvel Studios announced this week.

The little-known 19-year-old will play Spider-Man's teenage alter ego Peter Parker in the yet-to-be titled film.

Further details about the film are currently unknown.

Holland is the latest to play the role, which was previously depicted by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the five previous movies.

He was selected after a worldwide casting search.

Marvel Studios will co-produce the film with Sony. Under the agreement, which announced in February, Spider-Man will appear in the Marvel film, and Marvel characters, such as Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, can appear in later Spider-Man films.