Marvel Holding Spider-Man Screen Tests in Atlanta

Marvel is still searching for its next Spider-Man and as the race nears its end, the young actors hoping to land the role are currently undergoing screen tests right here in Atlanta.

Reports suggesting Asa Butterfield landed the role as the latest incarnation of the superhero turned out to be false. The Hollywood Reporter has the actual scoop and is reporting that several young actors were recently flown to Atlanta to take part in screen tests for the role of Peter Parker.

Contenders for the role include Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), Tom Holland (The Impossible), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society), Judah Lewis (Demolition), Charlie Plummer (Boardwalk Empire) and Matthew Lintz (Pixels).

The new Spider-Man will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, which is currently filming in the city. The site is also reporting that “Marvel and Sony must make a decision very soon due to time constraints, and one factor that could influence the decision is age. In the new movies, Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s alter ego, will be a high school student for the new trilogy, and it is important that an actor convey the character’s teenhood. Butterfield and Holland are both 18, Rowe is 19, while the others could be as young as 14.”

Also in town for the screen tests are Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo and Spider-Man producer/ former Sony exec Amy Pascal (yes, the one who was wrapped up in the leaked Sony email controversy).

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