Faster than Ty Simpkins replacing Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in Iron Man 4, the latest rumor sweeping the Internet is that Sony is starting to cast for Amazing Spider-Man 3 in Atlanta. Unlike the Simpkins rumor which seems to have arisen from wild speculation morphing into rumor, the Amazing Spider-Man 3 rumor does have what appears to be a valid source.
The Bill Beckman Casting website (via CBM) has listed a casting call for Amazing Spider-Man 3 with an Atlanta, Georgia shooting location. Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan are listed as stars of the film. Of course, the last official information from Sony Pictures was that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 film had been pushed back to sometime in 2018. And recent rumors have suggested that Andrew Garfield may not be returning for the next Spider-Man movie.
Even if Garfield does return, it’s a little early to start casting for a movie scheduled to be released in 2018. Also, why would Sony Pictures film in Atlanta when they have filmed in New York in the past? Iconic New York City landscapes are often featured in Spider-Man movies, so it would seem unusual that they would move away from New York for the third film.
So what is The Amazing Spider-Man 3 casting call all about? A closer inspection of the Bill Beckman Casting website reveals a Warner Bros. casting call for Miami, Florida for a movie with the following description: A comic book hero is sent to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
That sort of sounds like the description for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was not a Warner Bros. film. Unless Warner Bros. is about to do a knock-off of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the film descriptions on the website in question are likely not accurate.
It’s very possible that the casting calls themselves are legit, but the actual movies being described should be taken with a grain of salt. In fact, it’s possible that the casting call could be for a completely different superhero film set to film in Atlanta. Captain America 3: Civil War will reportedly start filming in Atlanta in April, and it probably wouldn’t be too early for casting calls to go out for that film.