Marvel is reportedly near a decision on who will play Spider-Man in both “Captain America: Civil War” and a “Spider-Man” reboot. As part of the decision-making process, secret screen-test session took place in Atlanta on Saturday, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
Asa Butterfield and five other actors tested to play the web-slinger in the films, a source said to the website. The other candidates were Tom Holland, Judah Lewis, Charlie Plummer, Matthew Lintz and Charlie Rowe.
All these actors are fairly new and a Spider-Man gig would be a major boost for their career. The six actors have been short-listed from a group of 1,500 candidates. Marvel President Kevin Feige, Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal and director duo Anthony and Joe Russo reportedly oversaw the screen test.
It is expected that Marvel might choose its Spidey soon, as he will be seen in “Captain America: Civil War,” which is currently under production in Atlanta. The film will see formation of two groups of Avengers after a government body is set to regulate their activities. One group will be lead by Captain America (Chris Evans) whereas the other will be lead by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) The side on which Spider-Man will be has not yet been revealed.
Meanwhile, Feige revealed previously, in an interview with Collider, that the "Spider-Man" reboot will show the character in his high school years, so Marvel is searching for an actor about 15-16 years old.
“We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years because frankly there’ve been five 'Spider-Man' films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five 'Spider-Man' films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet.” he said.
"Captain America: Civil War" will open April 29, 2016 and the "Spider-Man" reboot will be released in 2017.