Is Asa Butterfield Your Next SPIDER-MAN?

asaWell, he was the person with the most experience on the shortlist.

Latino Review is reporting that British actor Asa Butterfield is in final negotiations with Marvel to take over the role of Peter Parker in Marvel’s and Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. The site says that it is all down to formalities now and an official announcement should be coming soon.

Butterfield is 18 but looks 12, so he should have a long career as the web-slinger, just as long as everyone involved doesn’t decide to reboot the franchise again. At the very least, they should get two or three films with him in high school before he ages out of the role.

Latino Review also states that Butterfield will make his first appearance as the character, as rumored, in Captain America: Civil War. That film has started production, so if that is true, he’ll probably have to head to the set immediately after he signs his contract.


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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken, and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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May 14, 2015 6:56 pm

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Nancy Recupero
Nancy Recupero
May 14, 2015 6:59 pm

Who’s this? Sounds like his name should be on a syrup bottle or something.

William Gatevackes
William Gatevackes
May 14, 2015 7:14 pm

He was in Ender’s Game and Hugo, if that helps.

Sean Klus
Sean Klus
May 14, 2015 7:23 pm

Well it could be worse.

Lisa Malikowski Simon
Lisa Malikowski Simon
May 14, 2015 8:44 pm

He looks like Elijah Woods’ little brother.

Casey Lucas
May 14, 2015 9:33 pm

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