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New Spider-Man To Possibly Be Named Next Week

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The latest regarding the new Spider-Man is more speculation and rumor, with it now said the new Spider-Man may possibly be named next week.

Deadline calls attention to the recent rumor that Spider-Man is down to two to four actors, with Asa Butterfield apparently out of contention.

While the report doesn’t confirm or deny the rumor, they do state the decision for the new Spider-Man may come next week.

It’s also stated the new Spider-Man used in Captain America: Civil War will be similar to the Marvel Comics storyline in that Spider-Man may be a swing vote when it comes down to super hero registration (or whatever “super hero registration” movie equivalent Marvel goes with). 

The wallcrawler plays a key role in the 2006-2007 Marvel Comics storyline on which the film is based. That story put Iron Man and Captain America on opposite sides of the law, with Tony Stark the public face of a government effort to force superheroes to register with the government, enacted in the wake of outrage over a devastating battle between heroes and villains that left behind numerous civilian casualties. Citing concerns about liberty and freedom, Captain America goes underground and becomes the leader of those heroes who refuse to register. Spider-Man serves as what amounts to the swing vote on the question. At first publicly unmasking himself, as the government becomes more heavily focused on rounding up fugitive heroes, Spidey switches sides. Captain America: Civil War will hit similar beats, and supposedly, Spider-Man is intended to play a role similar to that of the comics, which means Marvel needs him, and quick.

Deadline also repeats the rumor that Marvel and Sony are at a casting standstill over the choice of the Spider-Man actor, though their own report instead mentions Marvel and Sony are “very carefully deliberating over who will play Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future.”

Regarding Asa Butterfield, Deadline says he is “now apparently out of contention.”

The four actors said to be up to play the new Spider-Man are: Tom Holland, Charlie Rowe, Matthew Lintz and Charlie Plummer.

It’s noted Tom Holland is currently in Atlanta (where Captain America: Civil War is filming) for a golf outing.

 

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Shortlist To Direct New Spider-Man Becomes Known

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A couple of days ago saw it mentioned that Marvel and Sony may name the new Spider-Man within a week, and now a reported shortlist of directors has surfaced.

Deadline offers an update corroborating that Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland are the frontrunners to play the new Spider-Man, though Matt Lintz and Charlie Rowe are still said to be in the mix.

Regarding possiblities to direct the 2017 standalone Spider-Man film, it’s said Marvel and Sony have Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) as their favorites, with John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein and Jon Watts said to be in contention.

It’s reported the final decision will be made by Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal, with Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman offering input as well.

It’s also said Marvel and Sony have been meeting with writers for the new Spider-Man movie.

There has been no mention as of late of Drew Goddard who was said to be directing the Sinister Six movie for Sony and was also said to be a favorite of Amy Pascal’s. It seems Goddard’s name has been absent with Marvel’s now being involved. There may be some heat between Goddard and Marvel as Goddard left the Daredevil series, and Sony leaked e-mails revealed contention between Goodard and Marvel as well. 

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Marvel May Decide On New Spider-Man Within A Week

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It’s being said the new Spider-Man may be chosen within a week.

THR offers an update on the Spider-Man casting, which offers that contrary to internet rumor, Asa Butterfield has not been cast or offered the role.

The report mentions six actors were flown into Atlanta, where Captain America: Civil War is filming, to test for the role with Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige present as well as Joe and Anthony Russo (directors on Cap 3) and Amy Pascal of Sony.

It’s said Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Rowe and Charlie Plummer were the actors tested.

Apparently, the Atlanta test capped off a worldwide search in which Marvel and Sony execs looked at over 1,500 boys from around the world and narrowed them down to the final six only in the last two weeks or so.

It’s further said an inside source has cautioned there is a slim chance that Marvel won’t like any of their choices and could keep looking.

Of course, another possibility is that the new Spider-Man has already been cast and this is just more smoke and mirrors on the part of Marvel.

Aside from internet rumor, recent reports have made no mention of Dylan O’Brien or Logan Lerman for the role.

The new Spider-Man is said to be first appearing in Captain America: Civil War followed by a new 2017 standalone movie.

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Chloe Moretz Rumored As Jean Grey In X-Men: Apocalypse & More

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With X-Men: Apocalypse looking to begin filming soon, a list of actors has hit the net for younger versions of the characters.

The Wrap has it that Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) is in contention to play a young Jean Grey as well as Elle Fanning (Maleficient) and Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender’s Game).

It’s said Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are up for for the role of a young Cyclops as well.

It’s said an insider has confirmed that Moretz and Fanning have met with Bryan Singer recently for talks about the role, with it also said the young Jean Grey is expected to be a recurring role in future X-Men movies.

Apparently, Bryan Singer is looking for a bigger-named actress for the role of Jean Grey, but regarding Cyclops, it’s said Singer is more open to an unknown.

It’s also said a young Storm will be featured in X-Men: Apocalypse.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits May, 7, 2016, with it previously stated to focus on the romantic relationship between Magneto and Mystique as Fox wants to put Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence at the forefront of the movie.

Tom Hardy has also been rumored to play the titular character and villain, Apocalypse, as well.

A few days ago, Bryan Singer posted the following on Instagram revealing the casting process is currently taking place:

Off to London for casting. Bringing a little light reading for the flight. #XmenApocalypse

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SYFY’s Neverland (2011): Extended Trailer and Interviews w/Rhys Ifans and Charlie Rowe

SYFY sent over the following extended trailer for their event mini-series Neverland, as well as video footage of actors Rhys Ifans and Charlie Rowe. In the sneak peek , Peter Pan finds himself lost in an ice cap filled forest and is frightened by who might be lurking around the corner. He slowly approaches the strange …

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SYFY’s Neverland Event Mini-Series (2011): Preview Trailer and Images

Premiering on SYFY Sunday December 4th and Monday December 5th is the Peter Pan prequel, Neverland.

The mini-series event stars the Amazing Spider-Man‘s Rhys Ifans as James Hook, Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins returns to the role as Smee (Hook), Raoul Trujillo (Tin Man) and Charlie Rowe (Pirate Radio) play Peter Pan.

Synopsis:

Sweeping in time from the turbulent seas of the Caribbean to the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure imagination, Neverland is the inspired origin story of one of the most cherished characters of all time: Peter Pan.

Here is a preview trailer from SYFY and some images from the official site.

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/?p=1″ target=”_blank” >Neverland, a prequel to author J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan, sweeps in time from the turbulent seas of the pirates of the Caribbean and the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure imagination. The cast includes Rhys Ifans (Pirate Radio, Notting Hill) as James Hook,  Oscar nominee Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Oscar nominee Bob Hoskins as Smee (who previously played the character in Steven Spielberg’s feature, Hook), Raoul Trujillo (Tin Man) and Charlie Rowe (Pirate Radio) as one of literature’s most cherished characters, Peter Pan.

 
Peter (Rowe), along with his pals of young pickpockets, have been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook (Ifans) to snatch a magical orb which transports them to another world – Neverland.  Filled with white jungles and imposing cities formed out of trees created by Dr. Fludd (Dance) and inhabited by a colony of tree spirits led by Tinker Bell (Knightley), this mysterious realm welcomes unknown friends and enemies snatched from time.  These include power-mad Elizabeth Bonny (Friel) and her band of 18th century pirates who search for the answer to eternal youth, a secret guarded by a Holy Man (Trujillo).  As the fight to save this strange and beautiful world escalates, Peter and his crew consider that growing old somewhere in time could be less important than growing up—right here in their new home called Neverland.
 
Neverland premieres on Syfy on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9/8 and Monday, Dec 5 at 9/8c.
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