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Asa Butterfield: Replacing Andrew Garfield In ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot?

Fri, May 15, 2015 9:50am EDT by Add first Comment
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We’ve seen him rock a spacesuit. Now, Asa Butterfield may be the next star to wear the iconic red-and-blue costume, as the ‘Ender’s Game’ actor is reportedly the one to replace Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.

Sing along! “Spider-Man! Spider-Man! Asa Butterfied is Spider-Man.” As Sony and Marvel Studios plan to reboot the Spider-Man movie franchise, the 18-year old Asa is reportedly the one they want to replace Andrew Garfield, 31! The Hugo star might be under the mask when your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man returns to the big screen!

Asa Butterfield As Spider-Man? ‘Hugo’ Star To Replace Andrew Garfield

Asa is on the top of a short list of approximately 5 actors considered to star in the next Spider-Man movie, reports Deadline. Though, sources tell that Sony and Marvel have already decided that Asa is their Peter Parker!

Wow! We knew that the next reboot would make Spider-Man young. The baby-faced Asa would definitely be a perfect choice since they plan to send Peter Parker back to high school!

Playing Peter Parker would be great for Asa. He broke out with his performance in the critically acclaimed movie Hugo in 2011, before showing his dramatic side as Ender in 2013’s Ender’s Game.

Spider-Man To Join ‘Avengers’: Is Andrew Garfield Out?

While we’re happy for Asa, we got to feel for Andrew Garfield. He was a good Peter Parker. Unfortunately, he wasn’t good enough for critics and fans, as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. After the less than great reviews, Sony cancelled the spin-off movie about Spidey’s enemies and entered a partnership with Marvel studios that would have Spider-Man appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Clearly, the writing was on the wall for Andrew’s time as the wall-crawler.

On top of that, he reportedly split with Emma Stone back in April. Ouch!

‘Spider-Man’: New Movie To Feature Teenage Peter Parker As Superhero

Andrew’s departure from Spider-Man was confirmed by Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who said that the next Peter Parker would be a teenager. “In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually to cast, I don’t know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right,” Kevin told Collider in April 2015. The reason for the age shift? Peter Parker first appeared in the comics as a teenager and after five Spider-Man movies, they haven’t showed his awkward high school years yet!

What do you think about Asa as Spider-Man, HollywoodLifers? Who do you want to see play the Web-Slinger on the big screen?

— Jason Brow