ByKevin Haldon, writer at Creators.co
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So it would seem that every Geeks wet dream has come true once and for all... Yes Marvel and Sony have come to a agreement and Spiderman is going to join the MCU yes you heard me "Spiderman is joining the MCU". I..... Like every other Comic Book Movie fan out there damn near lost my shit when I read the news and my mind went into overload with questions like...

DOES THIS MEAN REBOOT???.... AGAIN!!!!

WILL THEY EXPLAIN WHERE SPIDEY WAS DURING AVENGERS ASSEMBLE???

IS HE GONNA BE IN CAP 3: CIVIL WAR???

WHO IS GONNA PLAY HIM???

DID AMY PASCAL HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS DEAL???

Now the last of which is a scary thought. What we do know or at least think we know is that they are rebooting the Spidey franchise and incorporating it into the MCU... So we can assume that Amazing Spidey is off the table. It looks like Garfield is out too. Now supposedly Marvel and Sony are working together on this so we will have to wait and see who has the lion share of creative licence here (I assume Marvel) Then there is the small case of Sinister Six still being very much on the table for Sony which I can only imagine muddys the waters even more...

One thing I will say before moving forward is that I don't know if Spidey will impact the MCU that much due to the great work they are doing but you can guarantee it gonna get just that little bit more awesomer. Come have a listen to the 365Flicks Podcast to hear our views on the Avengers Franchise so far. With new host Ash Smash..

So to there is one mahooosive question at hand and that is Who the Hell is gonna play Spidey/Peter Parker, Well I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give you my Top 6 choices and why. I do this because i don't like either of the two front runners as it stands.

6. Dane Dehaan...

This is my absolute rank outsider because lets face it we all know this is not going to happen due to him playing Harry Osborn in the Amazing Spidey 2. However Dane is a damn fine actor and I personally think could do this role justice, in his own way. He also has the experience of semi comic book flick Chronicle which was truly great.

5. Will Poulter...

I think Poulter could really bring the cheeky chappie side of Spidey to the foreground and he also has the talent to be serious when he is needed. Both my first two choices have equal parts humor with a healthy dose of acting chops. I know you may be thinkin 'but he is a brit'. That just makes this choice better.

Dehaan and Poulter...
Dehaan and Poulter...

4. Jeremy Allen White...

So this one is a bit left field and to be fair he may be better suited to a villain type role, however White is a highly intelligent fast talking actor that has truly surprised me in the short time I have watched him spent on watching the US remake of Shameless.

3. John Gallagher Jr...

Now this one was suggested to me by ChrisDDS my fellow 365Flicks Podcast host. As soon as he mentioned this guy I was convinced he may be the next Peter Parker. He would be perfect in the role and again Witty, Intelligent and has a great sense of dry witted sarcasm.

2. Andrew Garfield...

Yes I said it people Andrew Garfield. I dunno I think they were on the right track with Garfield I mean come on he was a damn sight better than bloody Tobey Maguire (Yes i know, not a hard task). I personally don't think we should write Garfield off just yet.

1. Grant Gustin...

Of all on my list I just don't see this one happening. Flash is currently doing really well both ratings and critically so lets face it he wont jump off the CW/DC train. I do think he would be friggin perfect though. When you watch the Flash you can see how much fun this young actor is having on that show. Having said this i don't want him to leave the role of the Scarlet Speedster.

I am not convinced any of these guys would be front runners but as a fan of the movies and a fan of all these actors in there own ways I would love to see each of them tackle what Marvel/Sony have planned. There is also talk they may go with the current spidey which changes his ethnicity but it would be a welcome change to the origins story in my view, so yeah I am on board for that too as long as it aint Jaden Bloody Smith....

This is purely my personal choices for the role as I see it. There are a shit ton of names being thrown around and I disagree with a lot of them so I threw my list out there for Y'all. You know for variation and shit.

We over at the 365Flicks Podcast will be talking on this when we drop the next episode so keep your ears open for that, in the mean time come hear our views on the Avengers Franchise so far by clicking HERE...

So which of my picks would be happy with, or do you think I am way off the mark and you have suggestions, let me know in the comments below...

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