Tom Holland will be the third actor to play the web shooter also known as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the last 15 years. It seems that we may now know how old Parker will be portrayed in the movies – 15 yrs old. Director Jon Watts spoke with Empire Magazine and discussed the superhero’s story, age, and why he thinks Tom Holland is the perfect actor to play Peter Parker.
Watts talks about the age of Peter in the upcoming movie:
“I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high-school movie. We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now.”
On why Holland is the perfect choice:
“Tom was pretty perfect. He’s very athletic. He can actually do a backflip! If he didn’t already capture the spirit of the character, with that on top the kid is Spider-Man.”
I will wait to see a trailer or even a picture before I believe that he is “perfect” to play the role. I enjoyed Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in their respective Spider-Man movies. One thing that I will give Tom Holland – age. He turns 20 next year I believe, so the high school story arc can be played for awhile. Looks like we will have to wait until Captain America: Civil War to see him in action! What do you guys think? Comment below!