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Spider-man casting narrowed to five choices? And Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are making an Spidey animated movie

April 23rd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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With everyone talking Avengers at the minute, Marvel have moved their attention to another hero for the spotlight… Spider-man.

According to sources, it seems that Marvel/Sony are close to casting the new Spider-man for their first co-operative adventure, narrowing the list to five choices.

The list is:

Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender’s Game)
Timothee Chalamet (One and Two, Interstellar)
Tom Holland (Locke,The Impossible)
Liam James (“Psych,” The Way, Way Back)
Natt Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns).

On the new Spidey, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said: “There is a young kid [already] running around New York City in a homemade version of the Spider-Man costume in the MCU. You just don’t know it yet… In Spider-Man’s very specific case, where there have been two retellings of that origin in the last whatever it’s been – [thirteen] years – for us we are going to take it for granted that people know that, and the specifics.”

In other Spider-man news, remember during the whole Sony leaks thing a few months ago it was rumoured that The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were going to do a Spidey animated movie? Well, that’s back on, it seems as Sony Pictures has officially announced it.

The new movie will hit on July 20th, 2018 and WON’T be part of the MCU but wil be a standalone Spidey adventure. Lord and Miller will write and produce.

Spider-Man is expected to debut in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: Civil War on May 6th, 2016. With a solo movie coming on July 28th, 2017

Source: Comingsoon

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….