Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN Shortlist Reported

Marvel And Sony Spider-Man

The internet was abuzzed with Spider-Man news and rumors once again. According to Jeff Sneider over at The Wrap, Marvel and Sony has set their sights on five thesps.

Here’s the shortlist of up-and-coming teenage actors who could play your next Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (via /Film) :

Possible Peter Parker

Nat Wolff

First broke onto the scene with a role in the Paul Rudd, Tina Fey film Admission but really became a fan favorite in The Fault in Our Stars. He’s expected to become an even bigger star when Paper Towns hits this summer.

Possible Peter Parker

Asa Butterfield

Asa Butterfield had been a few famous movies but it was when Martin Scorsese cast him as the lead in Hugo that he truly became a star. He went on to play Ender in Ender’s Game and will soon star in the Tim Burton film Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars.

Possible Peter Parker

Tom Holland

Holland played one of the kids in the brutal The Impossible and was cast by Ron Howard in the upcoming In The Heart of the Sea. He’s a relatively unknown at this point but those are two very strong projects.

Possible Peter Parker

Timothee Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet has been acting on TV for a long time, including a stint on Homeland, but most of us know him as the young Casey Affleck in Interstellar. Jason Reitman also cast him in the underrated Men, Women and Children.

Possible Peter Parker

Liam James

Liam James first hit my radar as the star of The Way, Way Back, but he’s since made a name for himself on The Killing and also appeared on Psych, in 2012 and in multiple Alien vs. Predator movies.

Out of these five, Chamalet is my pick. I guess Wolff is a cool choice too.

Spidey will make his first MCU appearance as a cameo in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Civil War, the Captain America sequel which is set to begin shooting next week, although the role wouldn’t need to be filled until June when the actor will be needed on set.

As a reminder, Spider-Man would be high school-aged Peter Parker in Kevin Feige-produced Spider-Man reboot which is expected to be directed by Drew Goddard.

In related news, Sony Pictures announced at CinemaCon, yesterday, a new Spider-Man animated movie from Lego directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The animated Spidey will hit theaters July 20, 2018 and will exist independently of the live-action films.