So, this will be our third actor to play the role of the 21 century Spiderman. Welcome to the team Tom Holland. He takes over from the original Tobey Maguire and up until recently Andrew Garfield. I will admit, I was unhappy about the reboot from the Sam Raimi directed films of Spiderman 1, 2, and 3 with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco, as they were gold. (Well we can say 3 took a bit of a dive and risk, it was alright....,).
This goes with any film in a film franchise, that wants to electrify the story line and play with characters after the successful first two films but sometimes wants to balance all of the elements, but end up sacrificing some of the original essence and charm the first films had along the way. Fast and Furious Franchise somehow in its 7th film, maybe going on 8, tends to have the right formula for the best results. (RIP Paul Walker)
But anywho, I digress. Tom Holland is a 19 year old Brit actor, who will not be headlining his own Spiderman films just yet, it is reported that he will star in the Captain American: Civil War film then start his own series. This is a massive step that especially took an interesting step in an interesting direction. Not to mention, he screen tested with fellow Marvel men and Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. So I will give him the benefit of the doubt, lets see how he makes his own Peter Parker. He does have a baby face but lets see how it goes fans.
Holland will be the 2nd Brit to play this role. 1st was Garfield who is an American-Brit. :)
(The report about the screentest info is from the Hollywood Reporter, here.)