Marvel and Sony tangled over young Spider-Man casting

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It is now suggested that Asa Butterfield – thought to be the most likely contender up until this time – is no longer in the running for the new Spider-Man role. Not only that, but Marvel and Sony are now apparently both favouring a different actor.

TheWrap’s film reporter Jeff Sneider made these claims in video podcast Meet The Movie Press, saying that the three actors currently in contention for the role are Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz. He goes on to say that “Marvel likes Charlie Plummer, Sony likes Tom Holland… the reason you haven’t seen a decision yet is they seem to be at odds.”

It’s not particularly surprising that the two studios are struggling to come to an agreement, Sony essentially entrusting the franchise to Marvel, is funding the movie and unlikely to want to relinquish full control. The two studios have also had quite a different stylistic approach to superhero movies to date.

Whoever ends up getting the new Spider-Man role is said to be making their first appearance in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War, then in the next Spider-Man movie coming summer 2017.

There has already been an update to this story: Birth-Movies-Death claims there are only two – both British – finalists: Tom Holland and previously reported contender Charlie Rowe (The Golden Compass, Never Let Me Go).

We’ll keep you abreast of any more developments on this, so be sure to check back on Flickreel in the coming days.

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Theo Pape grew up on great movies, created Flickreel, and serves as its Editor-in-chief. He remembers vividly the moment his mind was blown as he witnessed Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman being catapulted over a castle wall when he was a child.

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