RUMOR: 6 Finalists for Spider-Man Emerge

By May 31, 2015

Rumors are persisting that the new cinematic version of arguably Marvel’s most iconic character will be appearing in the currently-shooting Captain America film, and now Sony and Marvel Studios may be closer than ever to zeroing in on the young man who will embody Peter Parker.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Atlanta, Georgia played host to a top secret, all-day screen testing session for six actors, all up for the coveted part of the Spider-Man that will inhabit the same universe as the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Two of the actors, Tom Holland (The Impossible) and Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), have already been known to be in contention for the part. There are four others, though, who were allegedly in Atlanta vying for the part. They include newcomer Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz (starring in this summer’s Pixels), Charlie Plummer (who played the young Michael Thompson on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), and British actor Charlie Rowe (“Red Band Society”).

The report also claims that these six actors are the culmination of a worldwide search that, at the outset, included 1500 other young men. Why Atlanta? That’s where Marvel Studios is currently shooting Captain America: Civil War, so production personnel and many of the MCU’s major actors — including the likes of Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and several others — are all returning for that film. If you want to find out how these possible Spider-Men can interact on film with Captain America or Iron Man, that’d be the place to do it. Those reportedly present at the tests include Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, directors Joe and Anthony Russo (currently heading Civil War, and slotted to direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War), and Spider-Man producer (and former Sony Pictures head) Amy Pascal.

We’ll have to wait for official confirmation of course, but it should likely be expected soon if the original plan is still in place, which had Spider-Man being introduced during Civil War. In the comics, Spider-Man played an important part in the story, but much of that role was based on a previous relationship with Iron Man as well as Peter being older. In these films, Peter will be introduced as still being in high school. or more on this as it takes shape, keep it locked on GeekNation!

Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.