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Marvel and Sony tap Tom Holland as their new Spider-Man - Metro US

Marvel and Sony tap Tom Holland as their new Spider-Man

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: poses in the press room at the Jameson Empire Awards 2013 at Grosvenor House Hotel on March 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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After an exhaustive search, Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures have announced that British actor Tom Holland will play Peter Parker and Spider-Man in both an upcoming reboot film and “Captain America: Civil War.” Holland, 19, becomes the third actor — and the second Brit in a row — to play the popular comic book hero in the past decade, following Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

Holland previously appeared opposite Naomi Wattsin the critically acclaimed tsunami drama “The Impossible” and alongside Saoirse Ronan in “How I Live Now.” Later this year, he will appear in Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” with “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth.

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And if you’re wondering if Holland has the gymnastic chops for the web-slinging role, his Instagram account should allay any fears, as Holland has grown fond of posting video clips of him doing impressive stunts.

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