The upcoming Spider-Man reboot is still looking for its leading man… but it looks as though they’ve narrowed it down to five potential webslingers.
It’s no secret that Andrew Garfield isn’t sticking around for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. But as Marvel and Sony come together to work on the webslinger’s next project, who will they get in the title role?
It seems they may have a shortlist already…
According to The Wrap, the new Spidey film is already whittling down the contenders… and has come up with a shortlist.
“Sony Pictures and Marvel have narrowed down their list of Spider-Man contenders to a select group of up-and-coming actors,” they reveal, “that includes Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James, among others.”
Of course, it’s still early days… and it looks as though none of these young actors have actually tested for the role.
“Sony is preparing to make test offers to several young stars next week, with a decision expected in the next 2-3 weeks,” they explained. “Though a deal may take longer to hammer out. To be clear, none of the five actors above have test offers, but multiple individuals with knowledge of the situation have confirmed they are strong contenders who are definitely in the mix as of right now, and the group paints a picture of the kind of actor the studios want.”
But what do we learn from the studio’s choices?
For one thing, it looks as though Peter Parker will return… and after various comments from the likes of Kevin Feige, it seems that Parker is the Spider-Man of choice.
At least, for the time being.
And with speculation that the new Spider-Man film will take the young hero back to high school, it seems as though these actors are all rather fitting.
Will any of them land the iconic role? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But I can’t help thinking that Asa Butterfield would be perfect as a young Peter Parker. Whether or not he’ll make a great Spider-Man remains to be seen.
The new Spider-Man movie heads to cinemas on 28 July 2017.
Who would you like to see as a young Peter Parker? Will any of these shortlisted actors land the coveted role? Let us know what you think in the comments below…