Youthful veteran star, 18-year-old Asa Butterfield has been tapped to play Spider-Man in the MCU/Sonyverse, according to Latino Review.
Spidey’s role in the MCU is not yet known but he’ll probably appear in Captain America; Civil War because everyone else is, as well.
Butterfield previously starred in Hugo and Ender’s Game so not only have we been watching this special young man grow up before our eyes in the cinema, he knows the score on appearing as a beloved literary character. He’s also a fine actor, and the second Brit in a row to play Queens born Peter Parker, following the similarly well-coifed Andrew Garfield.
This new version of Peter Parker is going back to his teen roots, with a youthful exuberance and demeanor, we’re told. Hopefully there will not be an origin story, but the Civil War debut would remove the need for spiders, labs, experiments, oh no, etc.
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