Marvel has conducted screen-testing process on Saturday and kept it quite a big secret from the public. A lot of hopefuls came eager to bag the Spider Man role for “Captain America: Civil War”.
A report from Yahoo! News has cited sources saying there were six teenage boys that were tested who will possible don the role. We do think that whoever bags the role will have an instant share in the limelight of Hollywood.
The best contenders for the Spider Man role in “Captain America: Civil War” and follow up films were Tom Holland and Asa Butterfield. Holland was known to have appeared as one of the sons of Naomi Watts in “The Impossible” while Butterfiled was known for the child star role in Hugo and Ender’s Game.
Other hopefuls to bag the role included Judah Lewis, who appeared in fall drama “Demolition” and Matthew Lintz, who was previously casted in Adam Sandler’s movie “Pixels.” Two Charlies were also seen as hopefuls for the role, Charlie Plummer who was seen several times in “Boardwalk Empire” and British actor Charlie Rowe from “Red Band Society.”
The report from Yahoo! News went on saying that Butterfield was already offered the role as Marvel is now in the middle of making the important decision.
A search for the perfect teenage boy was started worldwide. Producers have screen-tested 1,500 boys coming from all over the world. According to reports, the boys were narrowed down until the final six were determined in the last two weeks.
The actors were taken to Atlanta for the test where Marvel is also working on the Civil War production. The character for the movie will be announced before the trilogy is released by Sony Pictures.
During the screen-test, Marvel and former Sony executives including Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal were present. The brothers, Joe and Anthony Russo, who will be directing “Captain America: Civil War” were also present during the screen-testing.
On the other hand, Sony Pictures and Marvel have to make their decision soon because of time constraints. Age is an important factor for the moving knowing that Peter Parker, the alter-ego of Spider Man, will be off to high school for the three-part installment. Because of this, it is very important that the actor will portray the teenhood of the character.
The contenders, Butterfield and Holland are both 18 years old, while Rowe is already 19. Meanwhile, other hopefuls were 14 years old and under. A decision is expected to be released earlier within the week. However, an insider said that there will be a slim chance Marvel won’t go for their choices and would keep looking for the right candidate instead.
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