UK’s Holland gets Spider-Man call

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Published: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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Spider-Man fans have been put of their misery as it has been announced British actor Tom Holland will be Peter Parker.

Holland is best known for playing the lead in the theatre version of Billy Elliot.

The 19-year-old, who was born in Kingston-Upon-Thames, will take on the lead role for the movie which is set for a July 2017 release.

To-date he’s starred in blockbusters like The Impossible, as well as in Locke and successful UK TV series, Wolf Hall.

Director Jon Watts, who headed up hits like indie thriller Cop Car, will be in the director’s seat.

Sony’s Motion Pictures Group Chairman, Tom Rothman, said: ” 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.”

Reactions from fans on Twitter were mixed, with some commenting Holland is “too young”, and others saying he was the perfect choice for the part.

Published: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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