Spider-Man Director & Actor Chosen
After months of speculation, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have finally confirmed that identity of the actor that will be suiting up as the legendary super-hero in the third reboot and replacing Andrew Garfield, and it is…The Impossible’s Tom Holland, 19.
The casting decision comes as a slight surprise after Asa Butterfield was the rumoured (almost confirmed) candidate, but Sony decided to go in a different direction after a series of screen tests with Holland.
New director Jon Watts will helm the teenage reboot.
I’m hearing from an admittedly bitter source that Watts was chosen because Sony Pictures are looking for a smoother ride than the one they had with Marc Webb. They want someone to fulfil their wishes and orders without arguing. Holland is said to have scored the role of Spider-Man based on his looks. There were some over at Sony that felt Butterfield wasn’t conventionally attractive enough to appeal to their targeted demographic, nor did they feel he was truly believable in the superhero role.