Spider-Man Sony And Marvel Narrowing Down The SPIDER-MAN Shortlist written by Sean Gerber April 22, 2015 Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have composed a shortlist of contenders for the role of Spider-Man. The character will soon be seen, we think, in MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and, we know, Sony’ next solo film in the SPIDER-MAN franchise. Nat Wolff (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), Asa Butterfield (ENDER’S GAME), Tom Holland (THE IMPOSSIBLE), Timothee Chalamet (INTERSTELLAR), and Liam James (THE WAY WAY BACK) may be among the actors set to receive test offers. Neither studio has commented on the list, nor will they, as the only thing we’ll hear in an official announcement is, obviously, who ultimately wins the role. The studios apparently have until June to make a decision, as that is when Spider-Man will reportedly be needed on set of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, though the film actually begins shooting in the next couple weeks. Meanwhile, Drew Goddard, series creator and executive producer on MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL, is widely considered the frontrunner to write and direct the SPIDER-MAN solo film. What do you think? Do you get a Spidey-Sense from any of these actors? If not, whom do you hope is also on the shortlist? Tell us in the comments section! Source: The Wrap Sony And Marvel Narrowing Down The SPIDER-MAN Shortlist was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Captain America: Civil WarMarvelMarvel Cinematic UniverseSpider-Man: Homecoming 15 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Warner Bros. And DC Entertainment Design A Superhero Universe Just For Girls next post SUICIDE SQUAD: Joker Revealed! You may also like MMM #240: Welcome Home, Spider-Man! You’re In... 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I would really love Spidey to get the Harry Potter treatment, meaning that you can really see the actor grow up through out the films. Adrian Damn. I’m not feelin’ most of those. Dylan O’Brien was my initial pick but he’s clearly too old for it. I’ll put my money on Butterfield. Good actor, young, etc. K. Lin I would go with Asa Butterfield. I’ve loved him ever since I saw him in The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas. He’s 18, so he can play a younger Spidey and they won’t have to worry about child labor laws. Nice choice right there! Javier Vargas I would definitely go with Asa Butterfield. 18 is a good starting age for the actor as Spider-Man – he could last well up to 10 years. The other plus with Butterfield is he has a boyish face, which is something Tobey Maguire had and is really the only reason he worked as Parker even though he was already 26 when he filmed the first Spidey movie. The youth of Butterfield would be a powerful contrast to the other heroes who comprise The Avengers currently in the MCU. Kerry Vanderberg I’d go with either Butterfield or Chamalet. Even though he wasn’t in many scenes in INTERSTELLAR and Mackenzie Foy stole most of the scenes, I still really liked what Chamalet did and totally believed him as a younger Casey Affleck. He might be my preference at this point. Butterfield was very good in ENDER’S GAME, even though I really didn’t like the movie. It’s hard for me to feel like I got a full sense of his range though from that one movie. Bottom line is I trust Marvel’s casting decisions as they have all worked out perfectly so far. I’ll likely be happy with whoever lands it. And it might even be someone whom we haven’t heard about yet. T.J. Benedict Cumberbatch aside, usually when there’s a shortlist out for Marvel Studios, they end up with someone who’s not even on the list. So I’m interested to see who that might be. That said, if Marvel wasn’t aiming for the age range that they’ve indicated – Grant Gustin, Grant Gustin, Grant Gustin. “But he’s already the Flash!” SO. WHAT. He’s great. Michael Lalaian Grant Gustin would be my absolute first pick for a college age Spider-Man. I basically already feel like I have a Spider-Man show on TV with the Flash. T.J. I like your comment for its accuracy & its potential to cheese off both irrational DC & irrational Marvel fans. I bet Peter Parker & Barry Allen would be bros. Michael Lalaian I live for pissing off fan boys ;-P While I think Peter and Barry would be bros, I actually think the “best friend” pairing I’d love to see most is Peter Parker and Dick Grayson. I’ve always felt they were the closest thing to being the “main characters” of their respective universes. Adrian Edmondson Dylan Sprayberry . He’s 16 ( right age for high school spidey ) , was an awesome young Clark ( should have been him than Henry during the tornado scene , more impactful ) and he would seem out of place with great actors ( his scenes with Costner were well done ) . But I’m sure Butterfield would do fine also . Nuff said . Adrian I don’t know about Sprayberry. From what I’ve seen of him on Teen Wolf, I don’t think he has the chops beyond the little he did in Man of Steel. Adrian Edmondson Marvel vs MTV are like night and day as far as how things are approached , not that you aren’t aware of that , but he has the young look that Marvel/Sony maybe going for to jump start this franchise again . Who do you have in mind btw ? Adrian Out of the rumored options, I like Asa Butterfield best. Plus I’ve seen more of his projects and can buy his look and chops. If I were to choose anyone, I actually like Dylan O’Brien, also on Teen Wolf. I think he’d be great for the humor, has the requisite build, and is probably the most talented actor from that cast. Tim Poor Andrew Garfield, only 3 short years ago everyone was going insane over what a perfect choice you were to play Spiderman, now 2 badly written and directed films later you’re old news Adrian Edmondson Wasted opportunity for sure . Less focus on the family drama , girl friend issues and better motivation for the villains would have helped in my opinion .