by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Ladies and gentlemen, (depending on who you ask) it looks like Marvel Studios and Sony have chosen a new Peter Parker, and his name is Asa Butterfield.
Latino Review broke the news that the two studios and Butterfield’s reps are in final talks and it’s all but a done deal that the young actor will don the red and blue of everyone’s favorite web-slinger.
There is rumor though that the deal could still fall through as Tom Holland (The Impossible) also impressed the studio brass during his test. Latino Review has had a great track record with these films, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Butterfield came out on top.
Sony and Marvel said they were shooting for a younger actor so that they could spend a while focusing on Peter Parker’s high school years, an area that has long gone unappreciated in the movies so far. Sam Raimi’s films spent all of 45 minutes in Midtown High. And while Marc Webb’s first film was set during Peter’s time in school, it quickly left that setting as soon as the studio said sequel.
My guess is that we’re going to get something akin to Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s Ultimate Spider-Man, which I thought was one of the best takes on the character in years.
We know that good word is Spidey will debut in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War before getting his own solo film in 2017. But the studios may want to strike while the iron is hot and cameo him in other films as well.