That’s right geeks, if some of you were wondering if the Spider-Man re-reboot was just a rumor……guess again. Sony and Marvel are moving forward with the official reboot (again!) but this time we will see 19-year-old Tom Holland leading the charge as the masked superhero in what is considered a standalone movie. Holland managed to nab the coveted role from big names which include the likes of up-and-coming actors such as Asa Butterfield and Nat Wolff.
Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman Tom Rothman said about the upcoming reboot:
“It’s a big day here at Sony,” “Kevin, Amy and their teams 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.”
“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. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Hopefully we will not have to sit through another origin story with Peter crying about Uncle Ben. I think it is safe to say that we are all getting tired of regurgitations of something we’ve had the pleasure of seeing twice already. Director Jon Watts will helm the project set to be released on July 28, 2017. Kevin Feige is representing Marvel as a producer and Amy Pascal will be overseeing it for Sony.