A couple of weeks ago it seemed like our Spider-Man frontrunners were going to be Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender’s Game) and Tom Holland (The Impossible, Heart of The Sea), but there was talk amongst the trades that other actors were testing, no names were mentioned at the time. A new report from The Hollywood Reporter is naming those other actors, and they’re a completely new crop of kids who have tested for Marvel in Atlanta.
The new names that are also testing are Judah Lewis (Demolition, Point Break), Matthew Lintz (Pixels), Charlie Plummer (Boardwalk Empire), and Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society, Pirate Radio, Never Let Me Go). Lewis and Lintz are seemingly the youngest actors ever linked for the part, out of these new actors I think Rowe is the standout.
Oddly enough, the list doesn’t include previous names from the last shortlist which could mean they’re out of the running. I’m going to automatically exclude Lewis and Lintz because they’re way too young for the role in my opinion, but if Marvel went that young I would be slightly shocked. The THR doesn’t give younger actors’ ages, but said they could be as young as 14, if not younger looking at their headshots. Captain America: Civil War currently is in production, so we do expect the studio to pick someone very soon, so they can add the new actor into the mix.
Spider-Man is aiming for a July 2017 release date while his first appearance will be next May in Captain America: Civil War which is currently in production.