Update #2: According to the always reliable Devin Faraci over at Birth.Movies.Death, the shortlist is actually down to just 2. Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe. Devin has a quality track record and we’re all inclined to believe his scoop over all the others. With that said, this is the LAST time we are reporting on anything Spider-Man casting related until it’s official. This is becoming beyond ridiculous.
Update: During a new episode of Meet The Movie Press, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider reported an update on what he is hearing about the Spider-Man casting process. According to his sources, the three still in the running from the group below are Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer, and Matthew Lintz. Sony and Marvel have not yet made a decision because they are currently at odds with casting. Reportedly, Marvel likes Plummer while Sony favors Holland and has made him the front-runner.
This means that Asa Butterfeild is out of the running for Spider-Man. Butterfield has been active on social media trying to get the role and it may have gotten him in trouble with Marvel. Whatever the case may be, he is no longer an option at this point. However, if the Spider-Man casting has taught us anything, it is that this thing is constantly changing.
You can read the original report below.
A little over a month ago, The Wrap revealed a short list of actors that were being considered to take over the role of Spider-Man for Marvel and Sony. The names listed at the time were Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet, and Liam Jones, although The Wrap also pointed out that they were not the only actors being considered by the two studios. A couple of weeks later, Latino-Review came out with a rumor that Asa Butterfield was in talks for the role, although the trades later went on to report that Marvel had yet to enter talks with any actor at that point.
Cut to today. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that six actors screen-tested today in Atlanta, where Captain America: Civil War is currently filming, and that Marvel is currently on the verge of choosing which actor will land the gig. While Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland are still on this list, there are a few new names worth mentioning: Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer, and Charlie Rowe.
The new Spider-Man is supposed to make his debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, and earlier reports stated that Marvel wouldn’t need to have the role cast until June – when the actor would be needed on set. So we should definitely be hearing a decision relatively soon.
It’s also worth mentioning again that, although Butterfield has been rumored for the gig for awhile, The Hollywood Reporter has not listed any of the actors as a front-runner, so there’s a good chance the gig will go to one of the other five hopefuls still in the running.
Captain America: Civil War hits movie theaters on May 6th, 2016, with the still untitled Spider-Man film set to debut on July 28, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.