Like any relationship that gets past the puppy love stage, squabbles are bound to happen. And apparently Sony and Marvel are having a pretty big one over who should play Peter Parker in the 2017 Spider-Man reboot. Asa Butterfield was rumored to be a big contender for the role of high school Peter Parker, with some sources going saying he'd locked down the part. Now, it appears that he is completely out of the picture, and only 3 hopefuls remain.
While it has never been confirmed by Disney or Marvel, the new Spider-Man has long been rumored to make his debut appearance in Captain America: Civil War, which is shooting as we speak. If Peter Parker is truly going to swing alongside the Avengers, Marvel and Sony better make a decision quick. Unless the popular Marvel icon is being solely reserved for an end credits cameo. According to the Meet the Movie Press podcast, casting has been whittled down to Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz. An announcement was already expected to have been made, so it's unclear when we'll actually hear word on who's officially signed on.Read More
Last month, we reported that Sony and Marvel's front runner to play the new Spider-Man is Asa Butterfield, who was one of the two top contenders rumored to be up for the coveted role, along with Tom Holland. Today we have a new report that the studios have officially decided on Asa Butterfield as the new Spider-Man, with the actor currently in negotiations with the studio. This hasn't been confirmed by Sony or Marvel yet, but it seems the search for the new Peter Parker may now be over. Or is it?
When Marvel and Sony first struck a deal to bring Spidey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier this year, part of the arrangement is that the new Spider-Man will first debut in an upcoming Marvel movie, most likely Captain America: Civil War, which is currently in production. While it has never been confirmed that this is the movie he will appear in, it makes the most sense, since Spidey appears in the Civil War comics. Production is already under way in Atlanta on Captain America: Civil War, although Spider-Man's scenes won't be shot until June.Read More
The actor's representatives would not comment on the story, but perhaps we're getting closer and closer to an official announcement. It isn't known if Asa Butterfield has officially been offered the role quite yet, but it's certainly possible that Marvel and Sony could unveil the new Spider-Man either this week or next week. It's worth noting that Spidey will first appear in a Marvel movie, most likely Captain America: Civil War, which starts shooting very soon, before the Marvel and Sony-produced Spider-Man hits theaters on July 28, 2017.
18-year-old Asa Butterfield has already amassed a number of big-budget roles in a short period of time. His credits include The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Wolfman, Nanny McPhee Returns, Hugo and Ender's Game. He will next be seen in Ten Thousand Saints, opening on August 14, and he is currently shooting Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which is set for release next spring. Do you think Asa Butterfield is the perfect choice for Peter Parker? Let us know what you think below.Read More
Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield has signed on to star in the sci-fi adventure Out of This World for Relativity Media. Relativity Studios is behind the project, which has Peter Chelsom (Hector and the Search for Happiness) set to direct. The story begins with a billionaire entrepreneur's mission to colonize Mars, which results in a female astronaut becoming pregnant on the planet.
The astronaut died during childbirth, but her infant son was raised in secrecy on Mars. 16 years later, after returning to Earth, the teenage boy (Asa Butterfield) enlists the help of a mission specialist and connects with a young woman he has been communicating with. They both set off on a road trip across America to find the father he never knew.Read More
With Eva Green already set to play the title character in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield is circling a pivotal role. The actor doesn't have an official offer at this time, but The Wrap reveals that he is director Tim Burton's choice for the role.
If his deal comes together, Asa Butterfield will play 16-year-old Jacob Portman. Jacob goes on a quest to seek the truth about his grandfather's past, after he is murdered by a "hollow," an evil creature that Jacob only thought to be imaginary. He meets up with a young girl named Emma, who has the ability to control fire, and introduces Jacob to Miss Peregrine and other children with extraordinary abilities.Read More
Asa Butterfield is in talks to join Benaroya Pictures' upcoming comedy King of the Kastle. Clive Owen and Jacki Weaver are attached to star.
The comedy follows a womanizer (Clive Owen), who gets wrapped up in a teen's blackmale plot. Asa Butterfield will play the teen.Read More
The long-awaited adaptation of Ender's Game is in theaters this weekend, and to celebrate, Ryan J. Downey caught up with four members of the ensemble cast, including Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis. Go behind-the-scenes of this sci-fi adventure, which follows the exploits of an unusually gifted child sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. These exclusive interviews are sure to be some of your favorites!
Ender's Game was released November 1st, 2013.Read More