As reported earlier via Marvel.com , Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have finally found what they thought was an actor to play Spider-Man in the upcoming film franchise 3 months ago in Asa Butterfield Monday in this British kid Holland.
In one of the greatest moves probably in cinematic history, definitely in the superhero genre, Marvel and Sony basically married with the ultimate prenuptial agreement with both companies sharing claim to the Spider-Man franchise going forward. In the last 15 years there have been five total big screen adaptations of the web slinger, garnering mixed reviews, most being positive. The latest incarnation of Spider-Man is set to make his first official appearance in the already highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War, or appropriately nick-named Avengers 2.5. From what’s being said about the this film, there will be a lot of new faces introduced into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, some of them NOT being original Avengers.
I’ll be completely honest. I have no idea who this kid is or what movies he’s been in. Apparently he’s in the film In the Heart of the Sea starring now fellow Marvel alum Chris Hemsworth, as he was also in the BBC Two 6 part series Wolf Hall and the based on a true story film The Impossible, starring Ewan Macgregor and Naomi Watts, but from the pictures I’ve seen he looks more like a young Peter Parker than the Ender’s Game actor. Sometimes you just have to have the look of a character and this kid does. If I were casting a Peter Parker for a Spider-Man film I’d probably look for this kid. Hopefully this will be his coming out party.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is scheduled to release July 28, 2017. Countdown begins now.