We reported last week that Marvel and Sony's top choice to play Spider-Man is Asa Butterfield, although it was never confirmed if the studios have officially offered him the role or not. Some sources claim Asa Butterfield definitely has the role locked down. But it seems that there is still one more final contender in the mix to play Spider-Man, Tom Holland. Both Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland were mentioned as the top 5 contenders a few weeks back, along with Nat Wolff, Timothée Chalamet and Liam James.
When the Marvel/Sony deal for Spider-Man was announced earlier this year, it was confirmed that Spidey will first appear in a Marvel movie, before the stand alone Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2017. While it has never been officially confirmed, it is widely believed that Captain America: Civil War is the Marvel movie Spidey will first pop up in. Production started earlier this week on the first Marvel Phase Three sequel, but whoever plays the webbed wonder won't be needed on the set until June.
18-year-old Asa Butterfield has previously starred in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Wolfman, Nanny McPhee Returns, Hugo and Ender's Game. He is currently shooting Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for director Tim Burton. Tom Holland, who reportedly met with Marvel last week, starred in The Impossible, How I Live Now, Locke and the upcoming In the Heart of the Sea. Who do you think should be the new Spider-Man?
The final two contenders for Spider-Man are Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland, I am hearing. It was down to 2 last week.— Devin Faraci (@devincf) May 1, 2015
@TheInSneider he met with them as late as a week ago— Devin Faraci (@devincf) May 1, 2015