There has been a lot of speculation over who would win the coveted role as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in Marvel and Sony’s reboot. Yesterday, the studios confirmed that Tom Holland will play the webslinger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to the always reliable Latino Review, ‘Ender’s Game’ and ‘Hugo’ star Asa Butterfield has been cast as Spider-Man in the Marvel and Sony remake.
After we reported that ‘Teen Wolf’ star Dylan O’Brien was in contention to play Peter Parker in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ movies, the actor is clearing up some of the rumors.
“Professionally, I haven’t heard anything about it. I’ve only heard from, like, [rumors] online. It feels so weird to say. It’s so funny. My friends from New Jersey are calling me. They’re like, what are you not telling me, dude?! Spider-Man?! It makes me feel bad because I’m, like, disappointing a big chunk of fans across the nation. You can tell them that it’s not true.”
Even though he is officially in the running, that doesn’t mean that the actor is opposed to playing the iconic superhero. He also talked about his excitement at being mentioned alongside Logan Lerman for the role.
“It’s nothing but flattering. It’s never something I would want to get myself excited about, since I know I haven’t heard about it from a professional standpoint. I’ve always wanted to play Peter Parker, obviously. I feel like any actor my age, that’s, like, a big thing. And my name being tossed with Logan Lerman’s is the coolest thing ever, too. I just think that kid is [frick]ing fantastic. It’s really just, you know, I guess I’ll see if I even hear about it? But thank you, internet, for giving me false hope!”
Spider-Man is set to make his first Marvel appearance in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ which also features Iron Man. This could lead to a Tony Stark appearance in the reboot and the site is reporting that a major scene takes place between the web crawler and the billionaire. The scene is going to show Spider-Man and Iron Man facing off as a sort of audition to get into the Avengers.
‘The Sinister Six’ movie that is scheduled for Nov. 11, 2016 is rumored to be cancelled, along with all of the other Spider-Man spin-offs currently in development at Sony. Fear not though because the Sinister Six are expected to make their first big screen appearance together in the reboot.
‘Spider-Man’ comes to theaters July 28th, 2017.
‘Sinister Six’ writer and director Drew Goddard has reportedly been hired by Sony and Marvel to write and direct the first Spider-Man movie under this new deal between the two studios. None of this has been confirmed by Marvel or Sony.
Reported by Latino Review, this news also comes along with the news that Sony is canceling all of its Spider-Man movies and spin-offs. The reboot has also reportedly been given the title ‘Spectacular Spider-Man’ and will follow a much younger hero than the one portrayed in previous films. Also the filmmakers are looking for an unknown actor who can grow with the character and be a part of the franchise for many films.
‘Spider-Man’ comes to theaters July 28th, 2017.
Sony has begun thinking about who will be cast as Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man movies, eyeing Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf & The Maze Runner) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson).
Sony and Marvel are looking to portray a very young Spider-Man in these films, so their age and appearance is important. Both actors are 23 and have proven they can pull of characters in high school with Logan Lerman in the Percy Jackson series and Dylan O’Brien in the MTV show, ‘Teen Wolf’.
Ultimately Sony has the final say according to the deal and fans shouldn’t consider this concrete proof that they are looking to cast one of these two actors. Reports also indicate that Peter Parker may not even be in these films and that Miles Morales will be Spider-Man. If this is the case, O’Brien and Lerman do not fit the bill because Morales is mixed race, African-American and Puerto Rican.
You can check out Spider-Man in his first Marvel outing in ‘Captain American: Civil War’ which should begin filming later this year and arrives in theaters on May 6, 2016.
‘Spider-Man’ comes to theaters July 28th, 2017. The film is directed by Marc Webb.
Marvel Studios has just announced that in a deal with Sony, Spider-Man will appear in his first Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017.
In the deal between the two studios, the new Spider-Man will make his first appearance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Sony releasing a stand alone on July 28, 2017. The films will be produced by Marvel exec Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal, who recently stepped down as head of the studio. This deal still allows Sony to retain complete ownership of the Spider-Man brand and have distribution, financial and creative control.
Disney CEO, Bob Iger had this to say about the deal:
“Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”
They also announced that they are exploring options to integrate other Marvel character into the Spider-Man universe. Spider-Man’s first appearance could be ‘Captain America: Civil War’ due to the stand-alone’s proximity to its release date.
Read the full press release after the jump!