After months of speculation, Marvel has revealed who will play Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as who will direct the first new movie
Marvel made their new Spider-Man announcement on their official site:
“Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017. The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of “Cop Car,” the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.”
The new Spider-Man will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War next May before starring in his own movie (set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) on July 28, 2017.