Well, it just goes to show you that the rumor mill is constantly grinding. A couple days ago we told you about some contention between Sony and Marvel over the new shortlist of three new potential Spider-Men. Well, as it turns out that Devin Faraci, the editor-in-chief of Birth.Movies.Death has said that he has spoken to his own sources over at Sony and they give a different story.
According to his sources there isn’t any arguing that they know about going on between the studios since both Sony and Marvel are being very cautious about the movie’s production. They both want the movie to be a success and both want the casting to be perfect. What’s more, it seems that there may be only two finalists. One is Tom Holland, as reported earlier, but the other one is Charlie Rowe, not Charlie Plummer or Matthew Lintz. Sadly, Asa Butterfield is still not being considered.
If correct, then this means that both studios are looking to get an older actor for the role, which is probably for the best in the end. That’s not to say that the younger actors aren’t up to the task but at such young ages a few more years worth of experience can mean a lot. What is most interesting is that while the two different sources disagree over which actors are finalists, Tom Holland is named by both. It might mean nothing, but that does suggest that he’s the clear frontrunner in this race. Of course, keep in mind that this is all second-hand hearsay, so it could also mean absolutely nothing. I’ll just reiterate what I said last time: In Hollywood, nothing is certain until it is. Stay tuned.
What do you think? Do you think Tom Holland is going to be the new Spider-Man or will it be someone else? Are Marvel and Sony making the right decision in taking their time in choosing, or should they just make up their minds already and start filming? Let us know in the comments below.