Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, there was some rather exciting news yesterday announced that Spider-Man has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, some names have been banded around by the Internet on who could be the new Spidey once it was revealed that Andrew Garfield would not be suiting up for a third outing as the wall crawler.
Well, let the casting rumour games begin.
According to Variety and their sources “close to the studio”, Sony are “considering” Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Logan Lerman (Fury), but no official meetings have been set up yet. The site also claims that this version of Spider-Man will indeed be a teenager once again in high school, but no decision has been made on whether they will go with Peter Parker or Miles Morales. Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) will also not be returning to direct.
With Spider-Man set to join Captain America: Civil War in April next year, we can expect to hear an official casting choice very soon from both studios. Also to feature in Captain America: Civil War will be Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast reaction to Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe using the player below: