Chances are Asa Butterfield could land the role of Peter Parker in the next Spider-Man movie, which is rumoured to be titled "Spider-Man: The Next Avenger."
Latino-Review reported industry sources as confirming that 18-year-old Butterfield has already bagged the role of Spider-Man.
"Marvel had liked him since day one," the source reportedly said.
Four others currently in the running for Peter Parker are Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns), Tom Holland (Wolf Hall, The Imposable), Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar, Homeland), and Liam James (The Killing, Psych).
Although the upcoming Spider-Man reboot movie isn't set to hit theatres until 2017, the role has to be cast before filming of "Captain America: Civil War" concludes, as the high school superhero will make his debut in the 2016 Marvel film.
The new movie will take Spider-Man back to Midtown High School, and the teen will be fighting crime out of his classroom. Reportedly, the new movie will explore the teen's relationship with his classmates as he fights crime out of the classroom.
While talking about actors who could play the role of Spider-Man, Latino-Review earlier reported that a newbie is expected to be cast. "New actor, probably an unknown, he will be specifically based in High School and they want him to be able to grow up into the role. The thought being if this works, Spidey can do multiple trilogies for years ala Harry Potter," the report noted.
These are some of the reasons why Andrew Garfield was not considered for the role.
Butterfield is best known for his roles in "Ender's Game" and "Hugo." In 2016 fans can see him as leads in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and "Out of This World."