Ender's Game Actor Could Be New Spider-Man

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Ender's Game Actor Could Be New Spider-Man

Anonymous sources have said that Asa Butterfield may be Marvel's choice to be the next Spider-Man.

One of the bigger movie announcements of 2014 was the reveal that Sony and Marvel had finally hammered out the rights issues that had been keeping Spider-Man out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the beloved character ready to make his MCU debut however, the big question on everyone's mind was who would be cast to play him. If recent reports can be believed, that question might finally have an answer.

While neither Marvel or Sony have confirmed it, industry sources have indicated that actor Asa Butterfield may have clinched the role. Butterfield's own representatives declined to comment on the rumor. That said, unnamed sources said that "Marvel has liked him since day one" and were leaning heavily toward him for the role. Born in 1997, Butterfield has already starred in several films including Hugo, Ender's Game and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Previous rumors also had actors Tom Holland, Nat Wolff, Liam James and Timothee Chalamet up for the role.

Speaking personally, I don't think Butterfield would be a terrible choice. He's a good enough actor to pull off the role and he definitely looks the part of a young Peter Parker when he's wearing a pair of glasses. That being the case, Butterfield's casting would pretty much kill all hope of Miles Morales being the new Spider-Man, something that I and many other fans had been hoping for. What do you think? Will Butterfield be good in the role? Or is there another young actor that you'd prefer to see strapping on web-shooters?

Source: Latino Review

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I think that would actually be a great choice. The kid is good, and has the right look.

One complaint: too young.

And that's not the actor's fault, of course. I'm just hoping that the MCU Spider-Man would be the older, college-age/young adult Spider-Man. I'm tired of the high school version.

remnant_phoenix:
One complaint: too young.

And that's not the actor's fault, of course.

...Given that he's 18?

Well, he certainly looks nerdy enough, I suppose, which Garfield really didn't.

I find it strange how finding an actor to play Peter Parker has kinda devolved over time.

"Hey, I have an idea! Let's get the guy who knocked 'Pleasantville' and 'The Cider House Rules' out of the fucking park!"
"Hey, I have an idea! Let's get the guy who was in 'The Social Network'. No, not that guy. The other one."
"Hey, I have an idea! Let's get the guy who was okay in 'Hugo' and eh in 'Ender's Game'."

I'm looking forward to the webslinger's next adventure, where we found out he's being played by an extra from "Misfits" or some shit like that.

But Ender's Game wasn't that good and the little kid isn't that good.
I mean you don't have to be amazing to play a super hero, but I'm not convinced.

It was already announced that Spider-Man in the MCU was going to be a high-school aged Peter Parker, like two/three weeks ago. Anyone wishing for a college aged Parker or Miles Morales isn't paying attention.

Pyrian:

remnant_phoenix:
One complaint: too young.

And that's not the actor's fault, of course.

...Given that he's 18?

Well, he certainly looks nerdy enough, I suppose, which Garfield really didn't.

He looks A LOT younger than 18 in that picture.

Hiring a teenager to play a teenager? Previously unthinkable stuff in movies. I can see this either going really well because he nails the role, but more importantly the nerdy part of Peter Parker that Raimi Spider-Man got and TASM completely missed. I can also see it going horribly wrong because I struggle to see him doing the wisecracking that Spider-Man does, nor does he look like he'd fit the suit that much. I know TASM had a stick thin Spider-Man, I just don't know how Butterfield would look in the suit and that's a big part of it.

Pyrian:

remnant_phoenix:
One complaint: too young.

And that's not the actor's fault, of course.

...Given that he's 18?

Well, he certainly looks nerdy enough, I suppose, which Garfield really didn't.

The complaint here is not Butterfield's age but the fact that Marvel wants to do a movie about a high-school aged Peter Parker, which remnant_phoenix is not thrilled about. With the recent movies and cartoons, that's understandable. It's an opinion I share, but for different reasons. I think a film about a more experienced Spider-Man who's been around for several years is easier to work into the MCU. Asa Butterfield could actually be a good choice if Marvel Studios were to go that route.

Whatever happens, we can all probably agree that the next Spider-Man movie will likely be better than the last one.

I swear the forerunners for Spiderman are the whitest, most baby faced actors Marvel could find. Out of any casting choice they have ever made the pool for Spiderman are the weakest casting they have made so far.

remnant_phoenix:

Pyrian:

remnant_phoenix:
One complaint: too young.

And that's not the actor's fault, of course.

...Given that he's 18?

Well, he certainly looks nerdy enough, I suppose, which Garfield really didn't.

He looks A LOT younger than 18 in that picture.

Maybe in movie terms, where it seems to be routine to cast much older actors. When was the last time you saw a group of college freshmen? They look like kids, mostly.

remnant_phoenix:
I'm tired of the high school version.

May I ask why? With the exception of the two Amazing Spider-Man films we had a high school age Peter Parker for about five minutes in the first Raimi film. He's been out of High School for decades in the comics as well. I mean I wouldn't object to an older Spider-Man if only because I'm damn near 30 so I haven't related much to teenagers lately, but it's not like we've had an abundance of High School depictions of him on screen or in comics. And if we're going to be talking about establishing him in the MCU it makes sense to have him only recently becoming active which means having him High School age I'm afraid.

Urgh, hated enders game. Mostly cuz he was an annoying little turd throughout. Personally I'd like to see a grown up Peter, like we don't need another spidey origins story, we really really don't

enough teen Parker, stop it.

I guess I'll be the dissenting voice here in saying that I think that Spider-Man needs to be teen Parker in order to insert himself into the MCU smoothly. I don't want them to dwell on the origin itself, because I think we get the gist of that by now, but he does kind of need to be have only gotten his powers post-Avengers(and probably post-Ultron) in order to make sense within the established timeline.

Besides, give him a few movies, then kill him off. Then we can bring in Morales the way he should be(not just out of the blue for no other reason than people like him).

Also, isn't he first coming in during Cap: Civil War? We probably won't see him as high school parker for long if at all if that's the case.

I didn't bother with Ender's game but I thought the kid had real potential in Boy in the Striped Pyjamas sooo.

I'm open. Anyone that's not Tobey McGuire is a step up in my book.

Actually, I think this is a good choice. Colour me surprised!

Why couldn't be be Miles Morales? The important thing is the quality of the actor, not their skin color.

Wait... Nat Wolff? From The Naked Brothers Band? Interesting...

Other than that, I'm still indifferent to the potential choosing of Asa Butterfield, though...

LysanderNemoinis:
Why couldn't be be Miles Morales? The important thing is the quality of the actor, not their skin color.

Everyone's fine with Batman looking like Batman or Superman looking like Superman in all their movies but make a third movie series with Peter Parker looking like Peter Parker and it's people 'ignoring' a relatively new character with very little background behind him.

LysanderNemoinis:
Why couldn't be be Miles Morales? The important thing is the quality of the actor, not their skin color.

Because Peter Parker is spider man. The best, the only. Now if you want him to be black, then sure make Peter black - that's not an issue. They made Kingpin Black in Daredevil and he was awesome.

Scars Unseen:
I guess I'll be the dissenting voice here in saying that I think that Spider-Man needs to be teen Parker in order to insert himself into the MCU smoothly. I don't want them to dwell on the origin itself, because I think we get the gist of that by now, but he does kind of need to be have only gotten his powers post-Avengers(and probably post-Ultron) in order to make sense within the established timeline.

Besides, give him a few movies, then kill him off. Then we can bring in Morales the way he should be(not just out of the blue for no other reason than people like him).

Also, isn't he first coming in during Cap: Civil War? We probably won't see him as high school parker for long if at all if that's the case.

That's a decent way to get to Miles Morales, and probably a badass movie: Spidey gets squashed.

And here I thought they were going with Hailee Steinfeld for Spider-Gwen. :(

Well, he does look the part. And that's all I can say about him, have never watched him in anything.
Tough about Garfield, I think he was a pretty good Spiderman.

LysanderNemoinis:
Why couldn't be be Miles Morales? The important thing is the quality of the actor, not their skin color.

Cause Miles doesn't work without Peter. Peter was Miles' Uncle Ben, the thing that inspired him to be a hero. Do Peter for a few movies, kill him off, THEN you can do Miles.

Well, on the one hand, it's Asa Butterfield. Saw him in Ender's Game and Hugo - both good movies, and he did a good job in both.

On the other hand, it's an MCU film, so my interest stops there.

He looks a lot like Pete actually. If they do cast him, that's a huge step in the right direction. Hope the script is up to the task.
And we knew it wasn't going to be Miles since the Sony hacking last year. Besides, Miles practically killed the popularity of the series he was introduced in. No way are they going to have him be "the" Spider-Man.

Pyrian:

remnant_phoenix:

Pyrian:
...Given that he's 18?

Well, he certainly looks nerdy enough, I suppose, which Garfield really didn't.

He looks A LOT younger than 18 in that picture.

Maybe in movie terms, where it seems to be routine to cast much older actors. When was the last time you saw a group of college freshmen? They look like kids, mostly.

I teach secondary school. I see 18-year-old people every day. That's just my point. Using those kids I see daily as a point of comparison, he looks notably younger than 18 in that picture; he looks too young to play the incarnation of Spider-Man I would prefer to see in the MCU.

Wait are we seriously doing ANOTHER Spiderman?
I mean I liked Maguire, the recent one not so much at all, but at this point it gets silly.

But I can totally see that guy as Spiderman, assuming the writing is decent.

He's a good actor. If it turns out to be true I'll be looking forward to seeing his take on the role.

Having Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker wouldn't make much sense, since the Marvel film universe is based on the regular Marvel universe and not the Ultimate universe.

Miles Morales is an interesting character. But he's not THE Spiderman. He's a different character that is currently carrying the Spiderman mantel in the non-mainstream universe.

Peter Parker is THE Spiderman.

That's not to say a movie shouldn't be made with Miles in it. But not until they give him his own moniker instead of sticking him under the mantel of one of the most popular heroes of all times. That a raw deal for Miles and they know it.

Please, literally anyone else. Sure, I want to punch his face, but it's not a pathetic impossibly dorky kind of face. It's more of a how the hell do you have such an infuriatingly smug punchable face kind of face.

I think it's a good idea to pick him so young. I mean if you are trying to find an actor to handle a long duration franchise, the younger the better. Then, you can milk him for a lot more movies before he ages out of the "young action hero" bracket. So, get him at 18, let him be a senior in highschool, so then if the movie does well, you transition to college. Makes sense to me.

Hmm...

...

This will do.

Lightknight:
Miles Morales is an interesting character. But he's not THE Spiderman. He's a different character that is currently carrying the Spiderman mantel in the non-mainstream universe.

Peter Parker is THE Spiderman.

That's not to say a movie shouldn't be made with Miles in it. But not until they give him his own moniker instead of sticking him under the mantel of one of the most popular heroes of all times. That a raw deal for Miles and they know it.

Out of curiosity, given your emphatic stance on who THE spiderman is xD, would you have an issue if they race switched Peter? And made him another ethnicity, but kept everything else about him the same?

I'm not trying to call you out, I'm just curious when people talk about Peter being the one true Spidey, and then I actually think about who he is, all I can really come up with is "generic looking white guy". So I don't really see what is so unique about Peter himself, other than the decades worth of legacy he has as the most popular super hero in the world. When really, at his core, there isn't anything about Peter that couldn't be applied to other ethnicities.

Traits of Peter as I understand them:

1. Awkward, nerdy guy.

2. Picked on at school.

3. Strong love for his family and friends

4. Cursed by the god of unluck to never accomplish anything for more than an issue or two.

5. Really smart.

All of those traits are universal, so would having a black Peter Parker be kosher with the fans do you think?

Again, not trying to imply anything, just I keep seeing all this "Miles isn't Peter" discussion, and it makes me curious if anyone would actually care if they simply made Peter black. Because honestly, there isn't anything intrinsically white about the things that make him Peter.

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