So Marvel announced today that “…Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.” (Read more here.)
I’m not sure how I feel about that. I was sort of hoping that Marvel would play the old switcheroo and announced that they were going to give Peter Parker a rest for a bit and bring in Miles Morales (he is Spider-man in the Ultimate Universe, who picks up the mantle of Web Slinger after that universe’s Peter Park dies.)
I will admit that I am still just getting back into comics, so for all I know, Miles is a second rate Spidey compared to Peter, but I just feel that we have seen Peter Parker over and over again. It doesn’t work. I’m not drawn to watching any of the Spiderman movies, whether it is a Toby or a Garfield. At the very least, bringing in Miles Morales would warrant ANOTHER origin movie. Seriously, how many different ways are you going to show me how the same high school kid can get bit by a spider?
However, from what I read on the interweb, this Holland kid is outstanding and young enough to be a presence for a long time, especially with the Civil War movies coming up. Now that Marvel has made their decision, I am fully hoping that this Spider-Man movie is the one that lives up to the other Marvel movies of recent. I will keep my fingers crossed.
So what do you think of the new Spidey?