Rumors and speculation that the upcoming Spider-Man reboot would feature the African American incarnation of the web-slinger, “Miles Morales”, have officially been shot down as of a list of the potential stars from Collider. According to their reports Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are gunning for five young actors, to portray Spidey:
Per The Wrap, Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), Tom Holland (The Impossible), Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), and Liam James (The Way Way Back), are among the young actors that are under consideration to play the new Spider-Man. Marvel and Sony are wanting to go younger with this iteration of the superhero, as evidenced by the various actors mentioned above; they range in age from 18 to 20.
We can expect announcement on the final selection sooner rather than later, as the soon-to-be Spidey is set to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War — his first appearance since the newly established deal between Marvel and Sony’s a month ago — which starts filming next week.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently divulged a few details about the reboot in an interview with IGN, and even compared it to Christopher Nolan‘s Batman Begins. In the interview Feige explained that Spidey’s witty sense of humor will be showcased like we haven’t seen in the film’s predecessors. Additionally it will avoid doing another origin story, diving straight into the story with Peter Parker already bestowed with his superhuman powers and juggling fitting in with his high school peers with learning the full potential of his abilities.
Check back as more details are revealed, about the casting, plot and more for the Spider-Man reboot.