Asa Butterfield, who burst onto the scene a few years ago with a starring role in Ender's Game, has reportedly been cast as the Spider-man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel had been reported to be looking for a much younger actor this go around, and Butterfield certainly fits. It will be interesting to see an actor who actually looks high school aged facing off with Steve Rogers and Tony Start, and will definitely add a dynamic the original story, with its thirty year old Peter Parker, did not have.
The only question now is how seriously audiences will take this new Spider-man. Hit the jump to see the Instagram post from the usually-reliable Umberto Gonzalez reporting this rumor.
RT! BREAKING! THE NEWS YOU BEEN WAITING FOR! MARVEL HAS FOUND THEIR NEW SPIDER-MAN! IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE ASA BUTTERFIELD FOLKS AS MARVEL HAS OFFICIALLY ENTERED INTO NEGOTATIONS WITH BUTTERFIELD'S REPS! PAPERWORK HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED YET! ONCE DEAL CLOSES EXPECT AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! BOOM! #MARVEL #MarvelStudios #MarvelComics #MCU #AsaButterfield #SpiderMan #CivilWar