“Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world," Sony Executive Amy Pascal told Marvel.com With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
In February of this year, Marvel and Sony Pictures announced that they had reached an agreement to work together on the cinematic future of Spider-Man. As part of the deal, the new Spider-Man is expected to debut in Captain America: Civil War, before starring in a Jon Watts-directed solo Spider-Man movie to be released on July 28, 2017."
Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield played the role in previius films, before Sony and Marvel came to this agreement.
Tom Holland is most known for his previous role as Billy Elliott. Casting someone relatively unknown is not new for the MCU, amd it means the actor won't be be seen by audiences as having a lot of baggage or preconcieved notions from previous roles. The actor is 19, so they have some flexability as to whether they play him younger.
With Civil War currently in production, how long do you think it will be before we start seeing promotional footage of him in the suit?