After a month of going back and forth between Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) and Tom Holland (The Impossible); your new Spider-Man has been announced and it’s Tom Holland. The Impossible was a fantastic film and Holland did a great job in it, but nothing in that film screamed Spider-Man to me…..though to be fair it is about surviving a tsunami.
Holland will make his entry into the MCU in next year’s Captain America: Civil War and will follow that with a solo film in 2017 (rumored to be called Spider-Man: The New Avenger) that will be directed by Jon Watts. The only films Watts has done are two very small indie films that I’ve never seen, so this is a “I trust Marvel” moment. You can bet that Holland is sewn up to be Peter Parker for a loooong time, given issues that Marvel has had with breakout stars and short-term contracts in the past (cough Robert Downey Jr. cough). What do you think of the choice for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man?