Tom Holland’s new Spider-Man confirmed to make debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

British actor, 19, was announced as Andrew Garfield's successor earlier this week

The new Spider-Man played by British actor Tom Holland will make his on-screen debut in Captain America: Civil War, it has been confirmed.

Following the landmark deal made between Sony Pictures and Marvel in February, it was known that Spider-Man’s next big-screen appearance would be in an upcoming Marvel film. Which one was not revealed at the time, but it was widely expected that the new Spider-Man would appear first in May 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

After Holland, best known for his roles in The Impossible and Wolf Hall was officially cast as Peter Parker/Spiderman on Tuesday (June 23), The Hollywood Reporter has learned that he is due to “report immediately” to the set of Captain America: Civil War, which directors Anthony and Joe Russo started shooting last month (May) in Atlanta, Georgia, for his first engagement as the webslinger.

Holland’s 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.

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.