British actor Tom Holland has recently been cast as a new, much younger Peter Parker/Spider-Man
The new Spider-Man movie will be “inspired by John Hughes”, the director of classic ’80s teen movies like Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles, Marvel’s Kevin Feige has revealed.
Young British actor Tom Holland, best known for his roles in The Impossible and Wolf Hall, was officially cast as the new, much younger Peter Parker/Spider-Man last Tuesday (June 23). After making his first on screen appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Holland’s Peter Parker will then star in the next instalment of Sony’s Spider-Man series, which is set for release on July 28, 2017.
For the first time, Marvel’s president Kevin Feige will serve as a producer on one of Sony’s Spider-Man films, working alongside Sony’s Amy Pascal, a veteran of the studio’s Spider-Man movies. Asked if the new movie will have a “soap opera element” by Births.Movies.Death., Feige replied: “It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting. Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie – only John Hughes could – but we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before excites us.”
Continuing, Feige went on to suggest that the film’s antagonists will be baddies from the Marvel Comics Universe that haven’t featured in previous Spider-Man films. “Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before,” Feige hinted.
Tom Holland is now shooting his debut appearance as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War in Atlanta, Georgia. His castmates in the superhero sequel will include Chris Evans’ Captain America, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany’s The Vision and Don Cheadle’s War Machine, as well as Captain America regulars such as Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Frank Grillo’s Crossbones and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter. Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016.