The new Spider-Man, Tom Holland, will join the likes of Iron Man and Black Widow in next year's Captain America: Civil War, Marvel has announced. Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, boss Kevin Feige confirmed Spidey's appearance and said Holland is expected "immediately" on the Atlanta set of the movie.

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"Well, we're producing it for Sony. It's exciting, and we're treating it like we treat all of our films," Feige said. "To try to make the best version now of Spider-Man and a version of Spider-Man that inhabits this universe that we've created. We're in lockstep with [Sony Motion Picture Group chairman] Tom Rothman and [producer] Amy Pascal at every turn."

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Holland, who will star in a new Spider-Man movie on July 28, 2017, impressed Marvel and Sony bosses with his performances in The Impossible, Wolf Hall and the upcoming In The Heart of the Sea. 

Meanwhile, Feige spoke about the upcoming Black Panther movie, indicating that he hopes to bring in minority directors to better represent and portray the on-screen characters.

"It's an issue across the industry, for sure," he said of the lack of female and black directors in Hollywood. "And the issue is, we need to find the best director for any given movie. And that's really where we always start. If diversity is part of that, it's great. It's important. You will start to see things across the industry as a whole change as more filmmakers come up through the ranks and become part of making movies like this."

Directed by the Russo brothers, Captain America: Civil War is set for May 6, 2016. 

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