Five Actors Up for the Role of ‘Spider-Man’ and We Now Know Who They Are


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.

Will It Be Peter Parker or Miles Morales as the MCU’s Spider-Man?


Interesting news coming out of this week’s Meet The Movie Press show (which I’m available for guys..let me know) where The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider was a guest. He made some comments in regards to the ethnicity of the future incarnation of Spider-Man and which possible version of the web slinger we could see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and upcoming Sony sequel. Jeff stated that he  was “95% sure” that Marvel’s incarnation of Spider-Man would not be white. A move that might come as a shock to some. He also said he didn’t think it would be Peter Parker, and that even if it was he would be “most likely, black”, with a chance he could be Latino.

Since the podcast, Jeff has taken to Twitter to discuss the topic and add some interesting comments that will no doubt continue to  spark good conversation amongst the fans:



Obviously nothing is set in stone and until Marvel and Sony announce the casting of the new Spider-Man we will need to wait, but it will be interesting how they will handle the first involvement of our friendly neighborhood web head in his first MCU film!

Who would you like to see play the character and would it be Peter Parker or Miles Morales?

Sound off!