Previously, it looked like Sony was hoping to replace Andrew Garfield in the role of Spider-Man/Peter Parker with a less famous, but still familiar actor, with Dylan O’Brien (‘Teen Wolf’, ‘Maze Runner’) and Logan Lerman (the ‘Percy Jackson‘ franchise, ‘Perks of Being A Wallflower’) among the most discussed. But now it seems that the studio may be scaling back even further, by choosing a fledgling actor with experience, but that isn’t already a “name.” (This could be financially-based, since an unknown wouldn’t command as big a salary.)
Sony and Marvel (who will be collaborating on the relaunch of the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise as part of their deal to share the character in both cinematic universes) will whittle the list down next week before inviting actors to test, but “multiple sources have confirmed they are strong contenders who are definitely in the mix as of right now.”Who could be the next Spider-Man? From L to R: Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James
Liam James, 18, most recently appeared on the TV series ‘The Killing’ as Jack Linden and also portrayed young Shawn, in flashbacks on the USA series ‘Psych.’
Timothée Chalamet, 20, has appeared on multiple TV series, including ‘Royal Pains’ and ‘Homeland’, but may best be remembered for his role in ‘Interstellar’ as the teenage version of Joachim Phoenix’s character Tom.
Tom Holland, 18, is a British import who hasn’t done much that US audiences would know, with the exception of the 2012 tsunami film ‘The Impossible’ which starred Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.
Nat Wolff, 20, got his big break on the Nickelodeon series ‘The Naked Brothers Band’ and has continued to act since. His highest profile role has been in ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ as Isaac.
The biggest name in the mix is Asa Butterfield, 18, who played Mordred on the TV series ‘Merlin’ and starred in two fairly high profile films back to back, Martin Scorsese’s 2011 family fantasy ‘Hugo‘ and the controversial adaptation of the classic science fiction novel ‘Ender’s Game‘.
There’s certainly enough breathing room to reach a proper decision, as the next ‘Spider-Man’ movie isn’t slated to hit theaters until July 28, 2017.
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Source: Cinema Blend