Holland, 19, has been chosen by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios after a full worldwide casting search. 'Spider-Man', to be directed by "Cop Car" helmer Jon Watts, will hit theatres in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.
    
Before the young actor, the fascinating superhero was played by Tobey Maguire in the original 'Spider-Man' films and Andrew Garfield in the reboot series, titled 'The Amazing Spider-Man', respectively.
    
Marvel and Sony Pictures and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Holland's performances in 'The Impossible', 'Wolf Hall' and the upcoming 'In the Heart of the Sea,' and by a series of complex screen tests.
    
Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job. Sony Pictures will finance and release worldwide the next instalment of the Spider-Man franchise.
    
'Spider-Man' is said to the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films apparently having taken in more than USD 4 billion worldwide.

 

 

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