Marvel dropped the well received bomb that Spider-Man would be entering its Cinematic Universe and now we know who may be playing the webslinger. The Wrap has reported the shortlist of talented young actors being considered for the role.
Asa Butterfield, Timothee Chalamet, Tom Holland, Liam James and Nat Wolff are the actors revealed to be on the shortlist. Others may be considered and these actors have not been officially been brought in to test for the role, but they are considered to be strong contenders. In the next couple of weeks, we should know who will be swinging across New York City for Marvel.
Butterfield is the biggest name on the list currently. The young actor has starred in both “Ender’s Game” and “Hugo.” He has already nabbed the lead in the upcoming film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Wolff’s starring role in this year’s “Paper Towns” may be a career-launching role for the actor.
Holland made a splash with his role in 2012’s “The Impossible,” but he could use the role of Peter Parker to raise his profile.
Chalamet’s credits include stints on “Royal Pains” and “Homeland” as well as roles in films such “Interstellar.” James has started his career in television with roles including Young Shawn Spencer in “Psych” and “The Killing’s” Jack Linden. If he is Marvel’s Spiderman he may be busy because he also has pilot “Flesh and Blood” in contention at ABC.
All of these actors fit with the detailed previously released about the new Spider-Man. After announcing that Andrew Garfield would not be reprising the role, Marvel and Sony shared that they would be going younger and following Peter Parker in high school.
Whoever is chosen will make a cameo in a Marvel film, rumored to be “Captain America: Civil War,” before starring in a standalone film.
Sony and Marvel’s standalone “Spider-Man” film is set to be released July 28, 2017.