A decision on whom will play the new Marvel Cinematic Universe-approved Spider-Man is expected to hit next week according to a new report.
Despite rumors that “Ender’s Game” star Asa Butterfield had officially begun negotiations for the role, Heat Vision says the casting is still very much in play with a shortlist of six possible candidates whom have all screen-tested for Marvel and Sony.
Along with Butterfield and the previously reported on Tom Holland (“The Impossible”), there’s also Charlie Rowe (“Red Band Society), Matthew Lintz (“Pixels”), Charlie Plummer (“Boardwalk Empire”), and Judah Lewis (“Point Break”).
The screen tests reportedly took place in Atlanta where “Captain America: Civil War” is currently in production and where the new Spider-Man is expected to make his debut appearance in the film with his scenes to be shot in June.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, producer Amy Pascal, and ‘Civil War’ directors Joe and Anthony reportedly were all involved in the test and both Marvel and Sony are now apparently ready to make their final decision.