It appears that Marvel and Sony are close to settling on a new Spider-Man to replace Andrew Garfield in the MCU! The Wrap has now revealed the names on the shortlist and we now know that 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) are all in the running to land the role.
The article states that none of the five actors have tested for the roles as of yet, but they have confirmed that these five are strong contenders and are in the mix. Sony expects a decision in the next 2-3 weeks and an announcement of their choice after the deal is agreed upon. Spider-Man is still planned to make an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and the role will have to be cast by June when the actor will be needed on set.
The new standalone Spider-Man movie is slated to hit theaters on July 28, 2017.