Our pal hornacek sent us word yesterday of a rumor he’d seen out on the Interwebs. I was dubious (in fact I still am) because the site was pretty clickbaity. However, IGN later reported the rumor and also attributed it back to its source – Latino Review.
We’ll go ahead and pass it along. Normally we shy away from clickbaity stuff and unconfirmed casting speculation, but in this case we’ll make an exception.
From Latino Review:
Our buddy El Mayimbe recently posted a rumor recently on his Instagram account naming the new Spider-Man reboot from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. The supposed title for the new reboot is called “Spider-Man: The New Avenger”, which would reference the web-slinger as the new addition to the Avengers team. Not much is known about the new Spider-Man film, other than the fact that the reboot would feature a teenage Peter Parker beginning in high-school. Marvel is testing a group of five young actors whose ages range from fifteen to twenty years old. The actors being considered are Nat Wolff (“Paper Towns”), Asa Butterfield (“Hugo”), Tom Holland (“In the Heart of the Sea”), Timothee Chalamet (“Men, Women & Children”), and Liam James (“The Way Way Back”).
They also post a screenshot of the Instagram post which reads as follows:
#UNCONFIRMED #RUMOR Take with the tiniest grain of salt pending further confirmation. I’m being told the working title for the untitled SPIDER-MAN stand alone film is SPIDER-MAN:THE NEW AVENGER Again, it’s Sunday so take with grain pending further confirmation. What do you think of title? #Spiderman #marvel #MCU #marvelcomics #marvelmovies
So until that’s official we’ll take it with a grain of salt – just like the Instagram post directs. Same with all the casting news swirling around right now.