Asa Butterfield Comments On Spider-Man Casting Report, Then Deletes Them


Ten days ago, reported, and backed up by El Mayimbe, that Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender's Game) had been cast as the new Spider-Man. After that news broke several trades denied Butterfield got the part, but did verify he is the frontrunner.

That same day, a link to that story was posted on Reddit. Nothing unusual about that, except for the fact that Asa Butterfield himself dropped in and made two comments, which he later deleted. He did so using the screename "Stimpers," which heĀ verified for an AMA years back.

Because Butterfield hasn't appeared in a lot of projects over the past few years, many outlets have been using old images of the actor when he was much shorter. This has led to a misconception about his height, which Butterfield clarified.

He then deleted those comments. Why? Notice how he didn't confirm nor deny the report. Was he instructed by Marvel or his agent to delete them?

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And those aren't the first comments Asa has made regarding Spider-Man on Reddit. Here's two more comments (screengrabs) he made months back.



The new Spider-Man will appear in his own film, July 28, 2017.

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  1. I really don't mind him. He looks like a cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything.

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    Heh, got that right.

    Some adult in the room got in his ear lol.

  2. Hahaha, I like his reactions. He doesn't take any criticism too badly, something he will need in this career. :PHe could very well be the Peter Parker and Spider-Man people have been waiting for. People just hate that it's this "kid actor", which is often nothing but their perception of the person. They should realize that there are still older people producting and directing the project, it's not like the starring actors dictate what the tone will be like... Well, not entirely. It's why we have directors. If something comes out the way you don't like in a movie, blame the creators. A director should open their mouth, and if they didn't when they should have, they're either incompetent, or it's the company above them (in this case Marvel/Disney) to blame.Speaking of which, it makes me worried for Spider-Man...

  3. Everyone complains about casting before movie even starts filming.. like him and michael b jordan on FF... give them, watch the movie and if you are still a prick who's ego is too big to say "damn I was wrong he was good" than f'n bitch and wine about it.

  4. He's the Spider-Man we deserve, and the one we need right now

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