24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala - Red CarpetMeet your new Spider-Man ... Tom Holland!

The 20-year-old British actor has been tapped to play the web slinger in both Marvel and Sony movies. Sony also announced that Jon Watts ("Cop Car") will direct Holland in a standalone Spider-Man movie.

The young actor is an up-and-comer who most notably starred in "The Impossible" with Naomi Watts. He next appears opposite Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea."

In February, Marvel and Sony made the deal to share the character, and part of that deal was that Andrew Garfield would not return. So, Holland will first appear as Spidey in a Marvel movie, likely "Captain America: Civil War," which is currently filming. Spider-Man is a key figure in the comic books storyline that pits superheroes against each other.

Then, he'll star in a standalone film set for July 28, 2017, which will be helmed by Watts, also an up-and-comer who received acclaim when "Cop Car" debuted at Sundance earlier this year.

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