Earlier today, a report surfaced that Asa Butterfield, who was believed to be locked in as the new Spider-Man, is out of the running, with just three candidates remaining, Tom Holland, Matthew Lintz and Charlie Plummer. Now we have a different report that claims there are only two front-runners, Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe. All of the aforementioned actors were mentioned last month as finalists for the Spider-Man role, along with Judah Lewis. Spider-Man is expected to turn up in Captain America: Civil War, which is currently shooting in Atlanta.
Contrary to today's earlier story, Marvel and Sony Pictures aren't "fighting" over which actor is right to play Peter Parker. An insider did say that both studios are, "exhibiting a lot of caution," because the studios know they can't "screw it up," especially since this will be the third time a new Spidey will hit the big screen in less than 15 years. Interestingly enough, both Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe are British actors, like the previous Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield. With the selection down to the final two, it seems we could get an official announcement very soon.
Marvel and Sony have also been narrowing down its contenders for the Spider-Man reboot director as well. Jonathan Levine and Theodore Melfi are currently the front runners, with John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein and Jon Watts also in contention. It isn't known if the studios have narrowed down their selection on this front yet, but hopefully we'll have an update soon. Who do you think should both star in and direct the new Spider-Man?