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Marvel May Decide On New Spider-Man Within A Week

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 22:45


It's being said the new Spider-Man may be chosen within a week.

THR offers an update on the Spider-Man casting, which offers that contrary to internet rumor, Asa Butterfield has not been cast or offered the role.

The report mentions six actors were flown into Atlanta, where Captain America: Civil War is filming, to test for the role with Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige present as well as Joe and Anthony Russo (directors on Cap 3) and Amy Pascal of Sony.

It's said Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Rowe and Charlie Plummer were the actors tested.

Apparently, the Atlanta test capped off a worldwide search in which Marvel and Sony execs looked at over 1,500 boys from around the world and narrowed them down to the final six only in the last two weeks or so.

It's further said an inside source has cautioned there is a slim chance that Marvel won’t like any of their choices and could keep looking.

Of course, another possibility is that the new Spider-Man has already been cast and this is just more smoke and mirrors on the part of Marvel.

Aside from internet rumor, recent reports have made no mention of Dylan O'Brien or Logan Lerman for the role.

The new Spider-Man is said to be first appearing in Captain America: Civil War followed by a new 2017 standalone movie.