Actor Tom Holland has revealed that Spider-Man will indeed appear in Avengers: Infinity War, which hits screens in 2018.
The British actor made his screen debut as the iconic web-slinger in the hugely successful Captain America: Civil War. Now with his first standalone picture heading to theatres this summer, Holland confirmed that his third appearance in a Marvel blockbuster would be the next Avengers movie. This despite rumors saying he wouldn’t be.
In an interview with Italian magazine L’Uomo Vogue, he said actors Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans both approved his casting in the role.
The translation from Italian is a little clunky, but here’s what the 20-year-old star said: “The approval for the role of Spider-Man arrived personally by Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. They convinced Marvel. The producers wanted to be sure that I was the right person before entrusting three films over the next four years, including Avengers: Infinity War.”
Holland’s first screen outing as Peter Parker, Captain America: Civil War was a colossal success, grossing $1.153 billion at the worldwide box-office.
And in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the young actor is taking over an already successful franchise, which will now be co-produced by Marvel and Sony Pictures.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018, while Spider-Man homecoming debuts July 7, 2017.