The casting process for the Spider-Man reboot has been a saga within itself – firstly for the amount of time hearsay surround the project, and secondly for the fact that there doesn’t need to be a reboot in the first place – as I, like many other, genuinely liked Andrew Garfield in the role.
Nether-the-less, the reboot is happening and what’s more, it’s taking a whole new direction thanks to a recent partnership agreement between Sony Pictures (who own the rights to Spider-Man) and Marvel, who wish to include the web-slinger in its hugely lucrative Avengers franchise.
So who have they decided?… Well for starters every young up-and-coming actor in Hollywood has thrown their names in the ring over the last six months, but Sony and Marvel have finally decided on their hero – and he’s a Brit.
Tom Holland, the young star of The Impossible (2012) and the West-End stage production of Billy Elliot, has reportedly been prepping for the role for the last couple of months, leading us to believe he’s been on the books for quite some time. Not surprising considering where we’ll see Holland’s Spider-Man for the first time.
IMDb recently updated it’s cast list for Captain America: Civil War to include none other than Tom Holland – the news seems to confirm earlier speculation that Spider-Man would become the new ‘unofficial’ leader of ‘Earths Mightiest Heroes’ after the events that will take place in Civil War between Captain America and Iron Man.
Though Holland has yet to be officially confirmed for ‘Infinity Wars’, we can pretty much assume he’ll feature heavily considering his first solo outing is scheduled for release in 2017, shortly before Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 is released.
Though the degree of success awaiting this reboot is anyone’s guess, let’s hope it’s the last reboot for the New York based web-slinger for some time as I don’t think any of us can handle another for a while.