Last February, Marvel and Sony came to an agreement to allow Spider-Man to be featured in Marvel films. As part of the agreement, Andrew Garfield is out as Spidey and a replacement needed to be found soon.
“Captain America: Civil War” is currently filming in Atlanta and with Spider-Man playing an integral part in comic book storyline, there is pressure on Sony to find their new Spider-Man. The studio has reportedly shortened their list to four actors and an announcement could come as soon as this week.
According to Deadline, Tom Holland (“Locke”) and Charlie Rowe (“Never Let me Go”) are the front-runners with Matt Lintz (“Kill the Messenger”) and Charlie Plummer (“Boardwalk Empire”) also in the mix.
Coincidentally, Holland posted a picture of him at TopGolf Atlanta on Instagram, showing that he is in town.
In the Civil War storyline, which was released in 2006-07, the U.S. government passes the Superhero Registration Act, a law that forces superheroes to register with the government and be regulated similar to police officers. The law creates a divide among superhereos, most noticeably Iron-Man, who supports the registration and Captain America, who opposes it. The two become leaders of the opposing factions while Spider-Man is caught in the middle of both sides.
Anthony and Joe Russo will direct the film, which is slated for a May 6, 2016 release.