As anyone who followed the arduous casting process held by Marvel and Sony in the search for their new Spider-Man knows, locking in a Peter Parker for the 2017 reboot wasn't an easy task. But earlier this week, the two collaborating studios finally announced that Tom Holland had won the job. And almost immediately after being hired, the actor is being flown to Atlanta, where he will film his first ever scenes opposite the cast of Captain America: Civil War. He will make his Marvel debut alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. But he shouldn't be nervous. He already tested on set with both actors. And now, Chris Evans shares his reaction to the news, congratulating the newly anointed Spider-Man.
"HUGE congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We're lucky to have you."
Tom Holland is only 19 years old, and will play a Peter Parker that is still in High School. While struggling with economics and math home work, he will also be dragged into the middle of an epic battle between Iron Man and Captain America as they take opposing sides to the Superhero Registration Act in Captain America: Civil War. The actor previously starred in The Impossible and will next be seen in Ron Howard's Moby Dick epic In the Heart of the Sea. He will only shoot Captain America: Civil War for one week, but is expected to appear alongside Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and newcomer Chadwick Boseman, who is making his debut as Black Panther.
Chris Evans is continuing to shoot his role as superhero Steve Rogers on the Atlanta set of Captain America: Civil War at Pinewood Studios. It's clear that the actor is excited to have Tom Holland on board. The race came down to him and Charlie Rowe, who also offered his congratulations on Twitter. Tom Holland will be the third actor to play Peter Parker on the big screen in the past 13 years, following Tobey Maguire, who introduced the character to movie audiences in 2002's Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield, who picked up the baton in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man. In fact, it has only been a year and two months since we last saw the web-crawler on the big screen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
HUGE congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We're lucky to have you.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 24, 2015