Who will star in the next Spider-Man is a HUGE decision, but Marvel and Sony are going to have to choose wisely AND quickly — the Spidey actor will have to film a part in Captain America: Civil War in June!
The studios reportedly have a shortlist of five young stars to potentially screen test for the role.
But who are these up-and-coming actors?
We break down their bios AND their odds of being the next Peter Parker (below)!
What You Know Him From: Hugo, Ender’s Game
What He Brings To The Role: Asa has shown himself capable of a purity and innocence that will make audiences fall in love with a new wall-crawler. (And he was on our Spidey shortlist as well!)
What Could Hurt His Chances: Um, we’re not seeing much. He’s our frontrunner for sure.
What You Know Him From: Psych, The Killing, The Way Way Back
What He Brings To The Role: As young Shawn in Psych flashbacks, Liam was a spectacular smart aleck. And his turn in the coming-of-age dramedy The Way Way Back showed his depth.
What Could Hurt His Chances: Based on recent pics, he seems like he’s still growing. Studios can’t risk recasting if he gets much bigger and taller.
What You Know Him From: The Fault In Our Stars, The Naked Brothers Band
What He Brings To The Role: As Isaac in TFiOS and Quentin in the upcoming Paper Towns, Nat pairs vulnerability with strength of character — a necessary combo for Peter.
What Could Hurt His Chances: Simply put, his age. Marvel have already said they plan on a much younger Peter, and college-aged Nat may have already aged out of the role.
What You Know Him From: Interstellar, Homeland
What He Brings To The Role: Timoth├â┬⌐e brought a lot of maturity to his scandalous storyline on Homeland and even held his own against Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar.
What Could Hurt His Chances: He has a young female fan base, but so far he hasn’t played very likable characters; studios could see that as a drawback.
What You Know Him From: The Impossible, How I Live Now
What He Brings To The Role: He had a huge, acting powerhouse role as a boy surviving a tsunami in The Impossible. And he shares the screen with Thor himself Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard‘s upcoming In The Heart Of The Sea.
What Could Hurt His Chances: The British actor is easily the least well-known of the candidates, though studios may see that as a good thing; he could be synonymous with Spider-Man.
What do YOU think of these actors’ chances?