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Spider-Man Again Said To Be Non-White

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 22:46


A couple of days ago saw it mentioned that Sony and Marvel's new Spider-Man may be black or latino.

Now the source of the rumor is back at it stating while Sony is testing white actors for the role of Spider-Man, it's thought Sony is wanting to cast a non-white actor.

The Wrap's Jeff Sneider took to his Twitter to offer that: "White actors are still going out for Spider-Man but their reps are telling me they think Sony is leaning 'ethnic.'"

There has been debate online as well regarding a black Peter Parker, with Marvel Comics writer Dan Slott adding his two cents on Twitter to the argument for a possible non-white Spider-Man.

Dan seems to think that the color of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is a non-factor and uses Luke Cage and Black Panther as examples of race being an integral component to the character. With that thought, Dan says that anybody can then have a chance to be Spidey.

It's speculated that Sony needs to pick the actor soon as Spider-Man is said to first appear in Captain America: Civil War. Of course, it's always possible Spidey could cameo in costume, and we could then see the Peter Parker actor in the Sony July 2017 Spider-Man movie.