The Spider-Man rights have been owned by Sony Pictures for years now after Marvel sold off the rights back in the 1990s to avoid bankruptcy. With the booming Marvel Cinematic Universe, many fans have long hoped we could see Spider-Man make his way there, but up until a few months ago that was impossible. After the disappointment of the Amazing Spider-Man series box office wise, Sony decided to strike a deal with Marvel to bring Spider-Man to the MCU, so casting rumors have been rampant over the last few months. After recent reports of the field being narrowed down to a few, it appears we may finally have our MCU Spider-Man.
As has been rumored for a month or so now, it looks like longtime frontrunner Asa Butterfield is Marvel’s pick to take on the role of Peter Parker. This news comes straight from Latino-Review, who says they have been sitting on the news since last Friday, but can now confirm that Butterfield is in fact Marvel’s pick.
It is said that contracts are not signed yet, so anything can happen, but both sides are in final negotiations and Marvel is set to make the announcement rather soon. With Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War just starting filming and it expecting to be the debut of the MCU Spider-Man, it makes sense we would get an announcement very soon before set pics leak.
Latino-Review isn’t always right, but they have been pretty close to the situation as of late. Hopefully whether or not Butterfield is Spidey, Marvel will make the much awaited announcement very soon.