by Justin Cook
A new report from Latino Review has revealed that Ender’s Game and Hugo actor Asa Butterfield is the frontrunner to play Spider-Man in Marvel’s upcoming solo film for the character.
Last week, the five actors in contention to play the role were said to be Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James. The website says that multiple sources have confirmed that Butterfield is the top contender out of the bunch, with one saying, “Marvel had liked him since day one.”
At this time, the report is merely an unconfirmed rumor, so take it with a grain of salt.
Butterfield has amassed a very impressive filmography over the few years he has been acting. He worked with Martin Scorsese on Hugo in 2011, the big-budget blockbuster Ender’s Game in 2013 and most recently the well-received Sundance drama Ten Thousand Saints this year. The actor is currently 18 years old.
Spider-Man is expected to be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, which is set for a May 6, 2016 release date.
Marvel’s new Spider-Man solo film will be released into theaters on July 28, 2017.
Source: Latino Review