Tom Holland: Your New SpiderMan

June 30, 2015  By Colm Reilly

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Back when Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced that they were going to share Spider-Man by allowing Spider-Man join the Marvel cinematic universe , all everyone could think about was how was that going to work.

Kevin Feige,the visionary producer of the current Marvel Studios universe, has history with the previous Spider-Man franchises. He was an executive producer on Spider-Man 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with many industry insiders, who saw his notes, suggest that if he had a bigger role in latter then we wouldn’t have had to sit through such a muddled mess of a movie.

Many consider Spider-Man 2 to be the quintessential superhero movie but that movie had a lot going for it. It had a director, in Sam Raimi, who had cut his teeth in a series of movies that gave the audience an idea of what to expect from him. It had a Spider-Man, in Tobey Maguire, who was known and recognised for his strong previous work. Finally the first Spider-Man movie opened huge and didn’t disappoint like so many other comic book movies released at the time. This brings us onto our new Spiderman.

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have just announced that Tom Holland follows fellow Brit Andrew Garfield by taking up the Mantel of Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man. Taking over directorial duties will be Jon Watts whose first movie Cop Car> has yet to be released yet but has gotten some great word of mouth reviews from those in the know. We don’t know a lot about Holland apart from the fact that he starred in The Impossible with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. He has also played Billy Elliot on stage which shows his acting chops as that role requires a great deal of dancing abilities as well as no little acting skills. That Holland had to do screen tests with both Robert Downey Junior and Chris Evans shows just how much importance Marvel Studios have put on casting a role, that if goes as assumed, will be part of the Marvel cinematic universe for a long time to come.

This seems like a great casting and if everything we’ve heard about the director is correct then we might actually get a Peter Parker that actually feels like a teenager rather than a 30 something playing one.

Fun fun fun

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Colm Reilly
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