The 6 young actors who just flew to Atlanta to audition for Spider-Man

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Jun 1, 2015

We've been waiting to hear who the new big-screen Spider-Man will be for more than three months, and though several reports have already claimed to know who's won the part, it doesn't seem to be official yet. Things are down to the wire, though. Captain America: Civil War, the film long predicted to feature the debut of the new Spider-Man, is shooting right now in Atlanta, and it seems that'll be the place where Peter Parker's future will finally be decided.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, six young actors were flown to Atlanta by Marvel Studios to conduct screen tests for the role on Saturday. The six were selected as the final options after producers considered more than 1,500 young actors, and over the weekend they got their shot at Spider-Man in front of producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal and directors Joe and Anthony Russo (who are directing both Civil War and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War). 

Now, if you've been following the Spider-Man casting rumors thus far, you'll have heard a couple of these names before, but the others are newer to the process. Not only has Ender's Game and Hugo star Asa Butterfield been rumored as a contender for the role, but at one point it was reported that he already had it, while Tom Holland (The Impossible) was reportedly going head to head with Butterfield for the role as one of the two frontrunners. As for the others, they're a bit less well known: Judah Lewis (who'll be seen in the upcoming Demolition), Matthew Lintz (who'll appear with Adam Sandler in Pixels this summer), Charlie Plummer (who you may have spotted on Boardwalk Empire) and Charlie Rowe (who was on Fox's now-canceled Red Band Society). 

It's quite possible that Marvel and Sony will announce their new Spider-Man choice early this week, though one of THR's sources actually noted that, if the tests don't go well, the studios could go back to the drawing board. In the meantime, what do you think? Which of the six would you pick?

(Via THR)

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