By Holly Brown
A 19 year-old British actor is to star as the web-slinging superhero in the latest Spider-Man reboot.
Tom Holland, who has recently starred in In the Heart of the Sea with Chris Hemsworth, took a break to talk with ShefNews about his upcoming role as the iconic character.
The young actor is to take on the superhero role, making a cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War alongside Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.
A separate stand-alone Spider-Man film is due for release in 2017.
The BRIT school graduate has big shoes to fill with the role having been played by Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
Holland said how he is excited for Marvel, predicting it to have a “very long and luscious future.”
He made his debut as the lead in the West End’s Billy Elliot but will don the famous red and blue outfit to play his favourite childhood superhero.
“If you ask any five to ten year old what their favourite colours are it is probably going to be red or blue.”
(The actor seems to have naturally taken on the role demonstrating his advanced gymnastic ability on his instagram account.)
The huge comic book franchise will move from screen to stage in its new live action show.
Marvel Universe LIVE will feature more than 25 superheroes and villains, and the show has released dates for six performances at Sheffield Arena next year.
It has taken two years to develop, and will bring the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and Wolverine to battle Marvel’s most menacing villains.
It will bring movie style special effects to a live entertainment arena containing aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and motorcycles.
The show, which has had rave reviews in America, will be touring the UK in 2017.
Tickets are expected to sell out fast, Buy them now!