Though rumored to be the front runner for the role in the past month or two, it looks like “Hugo” and “Ender’s Game” star Asa Butterfield may no longer be in the running to play the Marvel-approved Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot of the property.
The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider tells Meet The Movie Press podcast that Butterfield is out, the second such seeming exit of a potential candidate today following “The Walking Dead” co-star Chandler Riggs sending out a tweet confirming he’ll not be participating.
Sneider says there are three actors still in the running – Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz. At the moment Marvel is keen on Charlie Plummer, Sony is keen on Tom Holland, and why the casting decision hasn’t been announced is because the studios are still at odds over whom they see as the best fit.
The other catch is Plummer is a minor, and therefore could only work in stages and would not be allowed by law to put in a full day. As a result Sneider believes Holland will be the likely choice.