The Impossible's Tom Holland will star as Spidey in the 2017 movie.

Sony and Marvel reveal new Spider-Man actor and director

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have cast Tom Holland as the next Spider-Man.

Holland, star of The Impossible, will play Peter Parker and his alter ego in the next Spider-Man film, set to hit cinemas on July 28th, 2017.

The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of horror film Clown and upcoming thriller Cop Car.

“It’s a big day here at Sony," said Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures group chairman.

"Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job. The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding. I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception. I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent.

"For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special. All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige added: “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life.

"We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”

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