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Asa Butterfield out of race for ‘Spider-Man’ lead role

Asa Butterfield

Los Angeles: Actor Asa Butterfield is out of contention for the titular role in upcoming “Spider-Man” film, reportedly leaving Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz in the race.

Sony wants Holland while Marvel is favouring Plummer, according to TheWrap.

Another source said Charlie Rowe is also in the mix.

The makers also seem to be confused about directors. Most recently, Ted Melfi, Jonathan Levine, John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein and Jon Watts were mentioned as candidates to direct the reboot project.

The new Spider-Man movie is said to focus on Parker in his high school years.

In the upcoming movie, he has already been bitten by the radioactive spider so his origin story won’t be addressed again.

There has been rumour that the web-slinger will appear in “Captain America: Civil War” before appearing in his own movie, which is slated to arrive on July 28, 2017.

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