Marvel/Sony has just cast Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man. Also Jon Watts is set to direct.
Kevin Feige said:
“We handpicked this director with Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman’s OK.”
“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,”
“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, added producer Amy Pascal. “With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
The new live action Spider-Man movie is set to hit theaters on July 28, 2017