With recent announcement of Spider-Man entering the Marvel movie universe,Â Marvel alsoÂ announced that Andrew Garfield will not be reprising his role as yourÂ neighborhood web slinger, so who should fill out the empty spot in the MCU? At Dual Pixels, we each have our own take on whichÂ actor is worthy of playing Spider-Man.
Ben Whishaw -” The lithe, lanky frame, the already established ouevre of nerdy charm, Ben Whishaw is a great choice for Spidey. From his witty rapport as Q to his heart-string strumming performance in Cloud Atlas and his heroic role in The Hour as a stalwart journalist, his reach and elasticity as an actor is impressive. His portfolio so far is Spidey 101; and more importantly, he has the talent to make the quirk and dogged perseverance of his career come together on the big screen as a blockbuster action hero. ” Â Austin Small | Nintendo News Editor
Eddie Redmayne -” He has great physical as well as emotional range, see his turn as Stephen Hawking in ‘a theory of everything’ for proof, and he has expressed a great deal of interest in playing a superhero character. In addition he has the plucky charm that they were going for with Garfield without his “crybaby eyes.” Being up for an Oscar this year would also be a PR win for Sony and Marvel to give the fans confidence in the legitimacy of the franchise.” Eliot Rolen | Managing Editor
Dylan O’Brien – “Coming off the Maze Runner and Teen Wolf Dylan O’Brien shows that he can play parts seriously, while not being to old for this amazing role. Dylan would benefit greatly seeing as he has not hit it big at the Box Office but definitely can fit the mold as Peter Parker in his high school years, and have enough charm as Spider -Man. I can see him grow old enough to continue on with the franchise with out tainting the brand.” Jose Estrella | Managing EditorÂ
Asa Butterfield – “Having burst onto the scene with portraying Bruno in the hauntingly good, â€˜The Boy In The Striped Pajamas,â€™ and showing his ability to diversify as Ender in the the much-maligned ‘Enderâ€™s Game,’ Asa easily has the ability to portray a great Peter Parker. His young acting career is definitely climbing as Tim Burton only wanted Asa to play Jacob Portman in â€˜Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,â€™ and stepping into play Ender in â€˜Enderâ€™s Gameâ€™ was no small task after Orson Scott Card began running his mouth.
Asa will be the one actor to not be overwhelmed by all the fanfare that will follow the announcement of a new Spider-Man. The only thing standing in his way is his age. He would be 10-15 years younger than most of the cast he would be fighting alongside, and he even looks younger than his actual age.” Joey Lampe | News Editor
Jamie Bell – “Depending on the route that Sony and Marvel want to take Spider-Man, my choice for actor would be Jamie Bell. Granted he’s in his 20s, but the voice of Tintin could comfortably play a senior in high school or a freshman in college. The Billy Elliot star canÂ slip into theÂ confident action star, as well as the aimless kid lost in the shadowÂ of a merciless world. Plus, he’s worked off of Chris Evans in Snowpiercer and that dynamic would work well with Captain America and Spider-Man.” Rob Hernandez | 2nd News Editor
Those are our choices to play the next Web Slinger, who do you think can will take up the mantle as marvel’s most storied character?
I’d rather they just keep Andrew Garfield but I understand they want to “reboot” for the millionth time to find something that’ll stick on the wall. But all are of the above are great inspired choices. Ben Whishaw and Asa Butterfield would both be great depending on what phase of life we want to see him in. Dylan O’Brien, Logan Lerman, Ben Barnes and Ansel Elgort would be sexy choices but maybe too obvious.
I do agree with the Garfield Sentiment, I thought he did just fine. But you know how these things go, Marvel clearly wants their own choice and it’s hard to disagree with them considering how well their franchises are doing.