Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
6/12/15 UPDATE #1: And then there were three. According to Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider, three actors are still in the running for the rebooted, Sony/Marvel Studios Spider-Man. There’s Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz. Asa Butterfield, reportedly, is out of the running. Read more below, along with the previous update.
6/12/15 UPDATE #2: Now there’s word Charlie Rowe is also in the mix. More details below.
UPDATE #1: Sneider made the announcement on Meet the Movie Press. He said Sony wants Holland and Marvel is leaning towards Plummer but each is still in the running, along with Lintz. You can listen to it towards the beginning of this video at the above link. We’ll post more when there is more.
UPDATE #2: Birth. Movies. Death. has slightly conflicting info. They’ve heard from sources that the shortlist is down to two, not three, and that those names are Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe. Fun fact: Rowe played a young Andrew Garfield in Never Let Me Go.
Here’s our previous Spider-Man casting update from May 31, which features information on all the actors.
A couple weeks ago, a fairly reliable rumor popped up reporting that Ender’s Game and Hugo star Asa Butterfield had entered negotiations to take the role of the new Spider-Man. However, it seems like that rumor might have been a little premature as Marvel Studios hasn’t yet made their decision. But they will soon.
On Saturday this weekend, Marvel was screen-testing six teenage actors all day in order to figure out who will play the new version of your friendly neighborhood wallcrawler when he pops up in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Asa Butterfield is still on the list for the role and was part of the screen-test, but who else was there?
THR has word that in addition to Butterfield, here are the other actors who screen-tested for Spider-Man:
Holland was part of the first actor shortlist and he’s still in consideration. You may remember him from The Impossible (one of our top natural disaster movies) with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. He’ll also appear in In the Heart of the Sea this fall with Chris Hemsworth.
Lewis is an up and coming actor who has a role in Jean Marc-Vallee’s Demolition coming this fall and he also plays a young Johnny Utah in the remake of Point Break (watch the first trailer right here).
Lintz will appear in Pixels this summer as Adam Sandler’s son, and he’s had some small television roles on Revolution and Sleepy Hollow as well.
Plummer had a recurring role on Boardwalk Empire, a series regular role on a show called Granite Flats and he also had a supporting role in Not Fade Away.
Rowe had a lead role in Fox’s canceled series Red Band Society, and he’s also appeared in The Golden Compass, Pirate Radio and Never Let Me Go.
Now that these screen-tests have been completed, you can expect a decision very soon, maybe even next week. After all, Captain America: Civil War is already in production in Atlanta, so they need to get this role cast so Spider-Man can make an appearance in the film. We don’t know how substantial the character’s role will be in this massive storyline (in the comic books it’s a large role), but it’s going to be great to see the wallcrawler on screen in the Marvel cinematic universe.
After appearing in Captain America: Civil War, then Spider-Man gets his own new movie that Marvel is producing for Sony Pictures to launch a new Spidey franchise yet again (see the shortlist of potential directors right here). And that’s independent from the animated Spider-Man movie that Phil Lord & Chris Miller are working on for the studio. So get ready for plenty of webslinging on the big screen in your future, and hopefully it’ll be better than The Amazing Spider-Man this time.
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