Asa Butterfield Said To Be No Longer In Contention For Spider-Man
It's now being reported that Asa Butterfield is no longer being considered for Spider-Man.
Apparently the info is coming from a reporter from The Wrap that was the same one to state he was 95% certain the new Spider-Man would be non-white.
However, every actor said to be up for the role by the Hollywood trade sites (and The Wrap) is white.
It's said the list of actors to play the new Spider-Man is now down to Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz -- with Marvel wanting Plummer while Sony favors Holland, leading to a casting standstill.
It's also said that Asa Butterfield went on Reddit and made comments replying to fans about his potential casting, which may be a reason why Marvel let him go.
If I had to guess, I would say that Marvel already has their Spider-Man, and that they have had the actor for a while (à la Benedict Cumberbatch or Chris Pratt).
The new Peter Parker/Spider-Man is thought to be first appearing in Captain America: Civil War and is said to be wanted on set in July.
Really, nothing has been confirmed by Marvel other than the new Spider-Man will be Peter Parker in high school.