5 Actors Shortlisted To Play Marvel’s Spider-Man

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Marvel wants a fresh face for Spider-Man as he joins the rest of Marvel’s cinematic roster, but who will don the webbed-mask?

After Marvel struck a deal with Sony to incorporate Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with an appearance in Captain America: Civil War next year, there have been lot of questions floating around on who will play the web-crawler and what version we’ll be seeing.

There’s been no shortage of clues so far, with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirming that the studio is looking for a teenager this time around. He’s also revealed that it won’t be an origin story we get when Spider-Man appears in his next standalone film, in 2017.

The Wrap now reckons that it has Sony and Marvel’s shortlist of five actors for the role. And here are the apparent candidates to be the new Spider-Man.

Firstly, there’s Asa Butterfield, best known for his work in Hugo and Ender’s Game. Then there’s Interstellar’s Timothee Chalamet, The Way Way Back’s Liam James, and The Fault In Our Stars’ Natt Wolff. The list is rounded off by Tom Holland, from Locke and The Impossible.

In case you need a refresher, here are (top row) Timothee Chalament, Natt Wolff, Liam James, and (bottom row) Tom Holland and Asa Butterfield.


We’d imagine we can’t be too far away from an announcement soon. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear it…



  1. 8-Bit POItjie

    April 23, 2015 at 12:30

    Ummm, is this for the Spider-man: Teen Years movie? Andrew Garfield is the best Spider-man if you ask me.

    • Jeremy Proome

      April 23, 2015 at 12:37

      Haha I agree!! Andrew Garfield won me over massively. But Marvel apparently want a young adolescent Spidey to be a comedy-relief funny understudy to them all (possible like in the new Spidey show on Disney XD). But I didn’t realise they were going for THAT young.

  2. james

    April 23, 2015 at 17:11

    who are any of these dudes?

    • Jeremy Proome

      April 24, 2015 at 13:56

      Haha, not household names at all… yet. There’s talent here, but I thought Marvel were gunning for Dylan O’Brian (The Maze Runner) – he is a very impressive actor for his age and could pull off the Spidey athleticism, but guess they’re looking for an even younger star.

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