Tom Holland, a 19-year-old from Kingston-upon-Thames, has been chosen to play Peter Parker in a new Spider-Man movie, which is set for release in 2017.
Tom Rothman, Sony Motion Pictures chairman, said: “For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special. All in all, we’re off to a roaring start.”
Some Spider-Man fans on Twitter have claimed that Holland is “too young” for the part. Others have lamented that a black actor wasn’t chosen to take the lead reports Sky News.
This young British actor is about to learn that with great power comes great responsibility.