Butterfield vs. Holland For “Spider-Man”

After a short list leaked the other week, it now appears Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have narrowed down their list of contenders to play the new Spider-Man to just two eighteen-year-old guys – Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland.

A few days ago came the rumor that Butterfield is the frontrunner to play the new Peter Parker, but today’s report at Badass Digest adds Holland’s name back into contention. Nat Wolff, who was previously pegged as a potential front runner, appears to be out of contention.

Butterfield is best known for the title roles in both Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” and the sci-fi drama “Ender’s Game”.

Holland rose to fame as Naomi Watts’ son in “The Impossible”, has a key role in the currently airing PBS miniseries “Wolf Hall,” and appears later this year in Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea”.

Peter Parker is expected to make his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” which kicked off filming this week. Parker’s scenes reportedly aren’t due to be shot until June.