Well, rumors are running amok and it sounds like the next Peter Parker might already be cast. I don't know about you, but I really don't understand why we need to recast Spider-Managain. Like, how can you get any better than Andrew Garfield? Anyway, reports are saying that the baby-faced Asa Butterfield will likely star in the next Spider-Man reboot, which will focus on Spidey's time in high school before zipping off to protect his city. In that case, that baby face makes total sense, considering both Garfield and Tobey Maguire were already well into their twenties when they made their films. That said, comic fans may be rabid to know more about who Asa Butterfield is.
I'm not really a comics fan, so this idea of different "universes" took a little while for me to comprehend. It is rumored that this new high school Spider-Man will first appear in Captain America: Civil War, which just began filming with Chris Evans. A whole mess of superheroes will be in this film, including Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and all your other faves. After an appearance in Civil War, the new Spider-Man will have his own stand-alone film due to come out sometime in 2017. So, while we get ready for these films to come out, let's find out more about Butterfield, an actor who has been working for quite some time already.
He got his first major role at 10 years old
Butterfield snagged the starring role of Bruno in the 2008 WW2 drama, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas. And boy, was he good in it.
He's already got the Peter Parker look down
A coincidence? I think not.
He's been nominated for prestigous acting awards
Butterfield has been nominated for acting honors for his role as Bruno, notably the Most Promising Newcomer award at the 2008 British Independent Film Awards. (The award ended up going to Dev Patel.) Butterfield also got a few nods for his title role in Martin Scorsese's hit film, Hugo.
He's a sneakerhead
You know people who post too many photos of their cats on Instagram? Asa Butterfield is just like that, except with sneakers.
He was on American Idol
Just kidding. But he and Daniel Seavey look like twins.
He's friends with his fellow dystopian film actors
His most recent notable role was in the film adaptation of the military sci-fi novel, Ender's Game. Butterfield played the role of Andrew "Ender" Wiggin sent to space to do loads of alien fighting activities. With the success of The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and the Divergent series, it's inevitable that the actors above have got some things to talk about. Like running away from cyborgs and all that.
He's a family boy
His life is about to change A LOT, but Butterfield seems like a down-to-earth young guy who's very close with his family. He's got an older brother, Morgan, who is a musician and two younger sisters, Loxie and Marlie. Aw.
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