Entertainment Gallery Meet Tom Holland, the boy who will be Spider-Man English actor Tom Holland, 19, has been picked to play the masked superhero 'Spider-Man' in the film which is slated to release in July 2017. Here's introducing you to the newest Spider-Man through this small photo story. Nineteen-year old English actor Tom Holland has been picked to play the masked superhero 'Spider-Man' in the film which is slated to release in July 2017. Holland will play Spider-Man’s teenage alter ego Peter Parker as a high-school age student in the upcoming, yet-to-be titled film. Let's introduce you to the newest Spider-Man through this small photo story. Tom Holland is also a dancer and is best known for his title role in 'Billy Elliot the Musical', which took place at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. As far as his onscreen appearances go, Tom Holland lent his voice to the character of Sho in the UK version of heartwarming Japanese animated fantasy film, 'Arrietty'. In 2012, Tom Holland was seen as Lucas in disaster drama, 'The Impossible', where he played the role of Naomi Watts’s son. The film was based on a family’s experience in the 2004 tsunami. The following year, Tom Holland played Isaac in British drama film, 'How I Live Now', which is based on a book of the same title. The film was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Tom Holland also lent his voice to the 2013 film, 'Locke' starring Tom Hardy. The film had a limited release in the United Kingdom beginning on 18 April 2014, and grossed $5 million worldwide. Tom Holland has joined the star cast of Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’, which is a disaster drama film. The teenager will be seen playing the role of a cabin boy, Thomas Nickerson in the film, which also stars Chris Hemsworth. 'In the Heart of the Sea' is set for a 2015 release along with his other upcoming films, ‘Backcountry’ and ‘Pilgrimage’. As far as the small screen is concerned, Tom Holland plays the role of Gregory Cromwell in BBC’s miniseries, ‘Wolf Hall’, which is a six-part adaptation of two of Hilary Mantel’s novels – Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.