Five names have apparently surfaced for Marvel’s new Spider-Man.
The reporter for The Wrap, who also said he was 95% sure Spider-Man is going to be non-white, is now stating Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James are in the mix to play Peter Parker, which are all white actors.
According to the report, Sony is preparing to offer the actors a chance to test for the role, with it said a decision on the new Spider-Man will take place in the next 2-3 weeks.
It’s also said the new Spider-Man won’t be needed until June for Captain America: Civil War.
Previous details confirmed by Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige included the new Spider-Man and Peter Parker will be in high school, and that Marvel already has the new costume ready.
Drew Goddard is said to be Sony’s choice to direct the standalone Spider-Man film in 2017.
Some info on the contenders (pictured above from left to right):
Nat Wolff – 20 years old; known for The Fault In Our Stars and The Naked Brothers Band.
Asa Butterfield – 18 years old; known for Hugo and Ender’s Game.
Tom Holland – 18 years old; known for Wolf Hall and The Impossible.
Timothee Chalamet – 19 years old; known for Interstellar and Homeland.
Liam James – 18 years old; known for The Killing and Psych.