With a new Spider-Man film headed to theaters on July 28, 2017, Sony is in full swing trying to find its new Peter Parker and according to The Wrap, while the studio is going to be sending out test offers over the next few weeks, there are five major contenders that paint a picture of the type of performer they’re looking for.
Those five include:
Nat Wolff – Recently seen in The Fault in Our Stars, but I rather liked him in last year’s Palo Alto
Tom Holland – One of the stars of 2012’s tearjerker The Impossible
Timothee Chalamett – Seen both on Homeland and as Matthew McConaughey’s son in Interstellar
Liam James – Star of The Way Way Back
Wolff is the oldest of the group at 20, so it’s clear that Sony (and Marvel) are seeking actors that can grow into the role and sign a multi-picture deal. The Wrap also reports that Drew Goddard remains the top candidate to direct the new feature, who was of course attached to helm The Sinister Six before Sony scrapped those plans after the big Marvel deal was struck.
I’d expect to hear big news pretty soon.
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