Marvel and Sony at Odds about the Next Spider-Man?

Spider-Man-Update-665x385As much as most of us seemed to rejoice when Spider-Man returned to the Marvel fold, it loomed in the back of our mind that this wasn’t a straight integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but a joint venture with Sony. As such, it’s probably not surprising that the role of Peter Parker/Spidey is becoming problematic, with reports now indicating that Marvel wants one actor for the role while Sony prefers another. Interestingly enough, neither are Asa Butterfield, who’s no longer up for Spider-Man. The finalists now are Tom Holland and Charlie Plummer. Marvel prefers Plummer for their MCU, while Sony wants Holland. Perhaps Butterfield was initially the compromise choice between the two? Depending on which source you believe over the past 24 hours or so, others still up for the role include Matthew Lintz and Charlie Rowe. Regardless, with a role to film next month in Captain America: Civil War, a decision needs to be made shortly. After that, it’ll be a 2017 solo debut and full integration into the MCU/next Avengers installment. Stay tuned for more on this pretzel of a casting process, though I wonder if it is Holland vs Plummer, which studio wins out. Sit tight, we’ll have the answer as soon as it gets announced…

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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