We heard recently that Marvel was trying to decide between English actors Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe. Who would be the new Peter Parker? Who could handle the pressure?
Marvel and Sony Pictures believe 19-year-old Tom Holland is the right man for the job. And while it’s exciting to finally have confirmation, it’s not exactly a shocking announcement. Most people knew they were going to hire Holland. He’s the youngest Peter Parker actor to date.
There was some news that did surprise Marvel fans. It was announced yesterday that Jon Watts will direct the solo Spider-Man film. This surprised many fans, but it actually fits right in with Marvel’s recent behavior. Just look at the success James Gunn had with Guardians of the Galaxy.
Watts is currently celebrating after the successful Sundance debut of his latest film, Cop Car. The film has been receiving mostly positive reviews. You can check out the trailer at the bottom of this page. It looks incredible.
Marvel Studios president of production, Kevin Feige, said this about the hiring…
“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.”
What do you think? Check out Jon’s most recent work in the Cop Car trailer below…