According to THR, the two actors that have been narrowed down to play Spider-Man are Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland. As some of you may remember, Butterfield was confirmed as Spider-Man at an earlier point – but those reports proved to be false.
The other actors that Marvel was reportedly looking at were Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe.
After a secretive, all-day screen-testing process Saturday, Marvel is on the verge of choosing the actor who will don the red and blue suit of Spider-Man.
According to sources, six teenage boys tested for the highly sought-after role in Captain America: Civil War and the follow-up films, one of the biggest “gets” for a young actor in the film business.
Tom Holland, who appeared as one of Naomi Watts’ sons in the acclaimed tsunami drama The Impossible, and Asa Butterfield, the child star from Hugo and Ender’s Game, were the best known of the contenders. The other four hopefuls included: Judah Lewis (a relative newbie who will be seen in Jean Marc-Vallee’s fall drama Demolition), Matthew Lintz (who will be seen with Adam Sandler in this summer’s Pixels), Charlie Plummer (who had a recurring gig on Boardwalk Empire) and Charlie Rowe (a British actor who appeared on Fox’s short-lived Red Band Society).
We’ll have our new Spider-Man soon.
Ant-Man synopsis: Forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief just released from prison. Lang becomes Ant-Man, trained by Pym and armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Cross, also known as Yellowjacket, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil.
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