Sony and Marvel have whittled down their list of potential actors to portray SPIDER-MAN in the next incarnation of the character. He will first appear in Captain America: Civil War, before leading his own film directed by Daredevil series creator Drew Goddard. The studios announced that they were casting an up and coming young actor to re-invent the character for the screen. Nat Wolff, Liam James, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland and Timothee Chalamet are among the shortlist.
Coming into the public eye on the Nickelodeon series The Naked Brothers Band, Wolff has been seen in The Fault In Our Stars and Stuck In Love.
James is known for his role on the USA series Psych as the younger version of Shawn. He starred in the lead role of the comedy The Way Way Back with Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell.
Butterfield is known for his role in the Martin Scorsese film Hugo, and has starred in Ender’s Game and The Boy With The Striped Pajamas.
Holland is known for his role in the 2012 thriller The Impossible, and acted in a voice role as Tom Hardy’s son in the thriller Locke.
Chalamet is known for his roles in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Men, Women & Children and on the Showtime series Homeland.