Someone at Marvel has been telling Badass Digest that Marvel is looking young to play everyone's friendly neighborhood spider.
The untested source reported the studio is testing actual teenagers to play Spider-Man, and the name of Mateus Ward (Weeds, Lab Rats) is being thrown around. He's been on a few episodes of NCIS as well, but nothing very noteworthy. With the Captain America: Civil War synopsis released and production expected to be soon underway it would make sense for a Spider-Man casting to start being nailed down.
This kid has the Peter Parker look and it'll be pretty cool to see a small lanky Peter standing next to these huge men of the MCU. Marvel has a great track record with picking unknown talent, and there's no reason to think they'll stop now.
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