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