Earlier this month, we reported that Asa Butterfield had reportedly been cast as the new Spider-Man, although that report was never confirmed. Today we have word that Marvel and Sony Pictures have narrowed down their casting search to six actors, who all screen tested for the role in Atlanta this weekend. Atlanta is where Marvel's Captain America: Civil War is currently shooting, the movie that the new Spider-Man is expected to turn up in first before the stand alone Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2017. The six final contenders are Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Judah Lewis (Point Break), Matthew Lintz (Pixels), Charlie Plummer (Not Fade Away) and Charlie Rowe (Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie).
Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland were previously rumored as the top candidates, but this is the first we're hearing about the other four actors being in the mix for the coveted role of Peter Parker. The actors all tested for producers Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal and Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The filmmakers narrowed down their search to these six actors after seeing over 1,500 actors from around the world, narrowing down the selection to just six over the past two weeks.
The new Spider-Man is expected to kick off a new trilogy, which will be set during Peter Parker's high school years. The new film will avoid the origin story, starting off with Peter Parker already established as Spider-Man. Marvel and Sony are expected to make a final decision on the Spider-Man role sometime next week, so stay tuned for more details. Which of these young actors do you think is right to play Spider-Man?