Spider-Man, Spider-Man, here comes a new Spider-Man! After Tobey Maguire, who starred in the original trilogy of films in the mid-2000s, passed the webbed torch to English actor Andrew Garfield in 2012 for The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 follow-up, Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Sony Pictures decided to bring a new kid to the block for a second reboot. Enter Tom Holland, another Englishman ready to slip into the spidey suit to tackle the role of the web-slinging hero.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, the 15-year-old whose unfortunate run-in with a radioactive spider grants him superhuman powers. As a fresh-faced 20-year-old himself, Holland seems the perfect fit for a new take on the adolescent Peter Parker. And he has what it takes to tackle the role's demands, too: he's a formally trained actor (he studied at the London Borough of Crydon's BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology), has almost a decade of theatre experience, and started his official film career in 2012's The Impossible, whose cast also included Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Holland's irresistibly down-to-earth, boy-next-door vibe should help him shine opposite a star-studded Homecoming cast that includes Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.—and may give fans the greatest Spider-Man they've seen yet.