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Search for the Next Spider-Man Down to Five

Spider-Man is a big part of the Marvel comic book world and a major player on the box office stage. Since the character will be pretty much shared between the Marvel movie universe and Sony for the foreseeable future, finding the perfect actor to play Spidey and his alter ego Peter Parker is a pretty intense process. The added pressure of the character appearing in “Captain America: Civil War” is another pressure factor, because the movie is getting ready to start filming.

According to Screen Rant, five actors have been short listed for the chance at a career making (or ruining) turn. The list includes: Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamat, and Liam James. Of course, whether or not any of the actors gets the role is a matter of rumor versus fact, which is nothing new in the super hero box office world of today. The big noticeable factor is that the actors are much younger than Tobey Maguire at 26 or Andrew Garfield at 28 for the role, which signals a massive reboot for Spider-Man.

The question of whether or not fans like Sam Tabar will join in on another rebooted Spider-Man story is what should really concern Marvel and Sony. With two tales in recent memory, taking the character through the death of Uncle Ben yet again could get a little stale. Of course, the asset the character could be in the Marvel world could be massive, but getting the right actor is really the first step. With any luck the studios sort it out soon.