Marvel and Sony at Odds Over Casting New Spider-Man

Written by Andrew Pollard Saturday, 13 June 2015

Movie News

We were half expecting an official casting announcement on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man this week, but it appears that there’s a little bit of split opinion between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.

Marvel and Sony are working together on this new cinematic Spidey, with the character making his MCU debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War before spinning off to his own solo movie. The trouble is, the two studios have differing views on just who they want in the iconic red and blue duds of the Wallcrawler.

Last week saw six actors screen test for the Spidey gig, with those names being Ender’s Game’s Asa Butterfield, The Impossible’s Tom Holland, Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Plummer, Red Band Society’s Charlie Rowe, Pixels’ Matthew Lintz and newcomer Judah Lewis. Butterfield was believed to be the clear frontrunner to play Peter Parker and Spider-Man, but that has now changed.

Various outlets are reporting that Butterfield is now completely out of the frame, seemingly down to him openly talking about the Spider-Man negotiations in interviews and appearances. As a result, the choice for Spider-Man has apparently come down to just two names: Tom Holland (above left) and Charlie Rowe (above right).

What’s interesting is that Sony is keen to give the nod to Holland, whilst Marvel are keen for Rowe to be the new Spider-Man. How this pans out could certainly be interesting in terms of who is really holding the most power in this unique agreement between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.

Whoever does finally land the Spidey gig will make their MCU debut when Captain America: Civil War hits screens next March. The first of a new solo Spider-Man movie franchise is then set to be released in 2017.

As ever, expect more on this as it develops.

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