New Peter Parker picked

Los Angeles Times - - CULTURE MONSTER - — Mered­ith Wo­erner

Af­ter a long, ru­mor- filled cast­ing process for the re­boot of Spi­der- Man, Marvel and Sony have fi­nally found their Peter Parker: Tom Hol­land will be Marvel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse’s new web- sling­ing su­per­hero.

Marvel an­nounced the cast­ing of Hol­land on Tues­day along with hir­ing of Jon Watts as the di­rec­tor for the forth­com­ing un­ti­tled Spi­der- Man film.

Best known for his work on “The Im­pos­si­ble” and as the be­spec­ta­cled kid cousin in “How I Live Now,” Hol­land is rel­a­tively un­known, es­pe­cially when com­pared with the last two Peter Park­ers, An­drew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. Watts comes from the drama “Cop Car,” star­ring Kevin Ba­con, that screened this year at Sun­dance.

Marvel Stu­dios Pres­i­dent Kevin Feige said he was ex­cited to have yet another new di­rec­tor un­der the Marvel wing. “As with James Gunn, Joss Whe­don and the Russo broth­ers, we love find­ing new and ex­cit­ing voices to bring these char­ac­ters to life,” he said in the an­nounce­ment. The Spi­der- Man film is sched­uled to hit the­aters in Imax and 3- D on July 28, 2017.

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