Report: Marvel Screen-Tests Five Potential SPIDER-MAN Actors

Promo art from "Amazing Spider-Man"
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According to the The Hollywood Reporter over the weekend, Marvel Studios held all-day screen-tests Saturday for six actors vying for the title role in the upcoming Marvel produced/Sony-distributed Spider-Man relaunch. Unnamed sources tell THR that the actors are Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe.

This slightly clashes with a recent Deadline report that claimed Asa Butterfield was in "early talks" with Marvel for the role.

The tests reportedly took place in Atlanta, not far from the filming of Captain America: Civil War, and that whomever was chosen would join the cast in that film. Present at the screen-tests were Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige, former Sony head Amy Pascal, and Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo.

THR reports that Marvel cast a wide net to find its Spider-Man, looking at over “1,500 boys from around the world” with them narrowing it down to this six in May.

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