RUMOR: 'Ender's Game' Star Asa Butterfield Is Your New Spider-Man

RUMOR: 'Ender's Game' Star Asa Butterfield Is Your New Spider-Man

May 14, 2015

According to Latino Review, Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game, Hugo) has been chosen to become the new Spider-Man, with the character getting set to make his big-screen comeback as a younger high school-aged Peter Parker next year in Captain America: Civil War, and then in his own solo movie in 2017.

Multiple reporters from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that Butterfield is a top contender, but state that no offer has been made to him yet. So take all of this with a grain of salt.

Remember, Spider-Man is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to a groundbreaking deal between both Disney (who own Marvel) and Sony (who own the film rights to Spider-Man).

As part of that Spidey deal, expect the following: 

-- The next stand-alone Spider-Man movie will be released by Sony on July 28, 2017. And though Sony is releasing it, it will be coproduced by Marvel Studios and its mastermind, Kevin Feige, and Sony's former head Amy Pascal.

-- The door is open to have characters from the MCU (Iron Man, Thor,and so on) appear in the new Spider-Man movies at Sony.

-- From Marvel Chief Kevin Feige: "Marvel's involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years."

No word yet on how big Spider-Man's role in the next Captain America movie will be -- and it isn't officially confirmed that his first appearance will be in Civil War -- just that it will come in a Disney Marvel movie -- but we're excited to see how a high school wiseguy changes the dynamic within the Marvel Cinematic Universe where so far adults (and gods with larger-than-life muscles) have reigned. 
What do you think of Butterfield in the role? 

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