Last week, a list of five names popped up as top contenders for Marvel’s new Spider-Man film. They were all young white male actors with recent credits in projects big and small. You may have noticed the top name on that list — Asa Butterfield.
Despite his appearing “a little fragile,” Butterfield’s name has come up again. Latino Review‘s Umberto Gonzalez reports on Instagram that the Ender’s Game and Hugo star is Marvel’s top choice to play a nerdy, wiry, bespectacled Peter Parker in high school.
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RT! BREAKING #HEROIC NEWS! ASA BUTTERFIELD IS THE TOP CONTENDER TO PLAY THE NEW PETER PARKER/SPIDER-MAN (Per @kchavez007 at Latino-Review.com) Reportedly, Butterfield has been Marvel's top choice since the beginning & his agency offered "no comment" when reached by Chavez. #Spiderman #AsaButterfield #marvel #marvelcomics #MCU #CivilWar
What do you think? Does Butterfield have what it takes to bring Spidey to life on the big screen? (For the third time…)
(Via Umberto Gonzalez)