Meet the Next Spider-Man
The handsome star of ‘The Impossible’ and ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’, Tom Holland, has been named as next Spider-Man following in the footsteps of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire before him.
The British-born actor will first appear as the character in a cameo role in Marvel’s upcoming Captain America sequel, ‘Civil War’, with standalone Spider-Man films to follow.
The first standalone film from the new Spider-Man franchise, directed by Jon Watts, won’t swing into theaters until 2017, which gives us plenty of time to know more about actor playing the next Peter Parker.
Who is Tom Holland?
Holland was first discovered by a choreographer while performing with his dance school at a 2006 festival. After numerous auditions and two years of training later, he made his debut in the West End production of ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’.
Here’s a cute video from 2009 of the young Holland talking about playing Billy:
After his run in Billy Elliot the Musical, Holland landed his first movie role in the 2012 film ‘The Impossible’ opposite Ewan McGregor.
He’s also quite a dancer and a charmer based on this clip 🙂