It has become painfully obvious that Sony has absolutely no idea what to do with the Spider-Man franchise, regarded as their commercial crown jewel. Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel had their moments, but greatly suffered under pressure from heavy-handed studio interference. Since then, Sony has announced spinoffs for The Sinister Six, Venom and an unnamed female character, with The Amazing Spider-Man 3 not due until 2018, if it even happens at all. One of the major revelations that came from the Sony hack was that the studio had been in discussions with Marvel about having the character appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Captain America: Civil War, or alternatively having Marvel produce a new Spider-Man movie with Sony retaining creative control. Of course, the franchise is such a mess that another reboot was also discussed, with the studio wanting Sam Raimi involved in some capacity. This being Sony, nothing has come to fruition and the long-term cinematic future of Spider-Man remains in limbo. However, this week another rumour started making the rounds that Marvel and Sony had held what was dubbed a 'Spidey Summit' and agreed a deal, with Spider-Man set to finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. The report mentions that the character will be recast yet again (poor Andrew Garfield), not to mention some possible MASSIVE spoilers for the MCU's Phase Three. While all involved have denied the story, people in Hollywood have a long and storied history of lying to the public's faces. Even though these rumours should be taken with the biggest possible grain of salt you can find, its time to let the speculation commence. So with that in mind, this article will look at ten potential candidates to take over the mantle of Spider-Man on the big screen if the iconic superhero ever makes his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While nearly everybody is in agreement that Andrew Garfield did a great job as the character, do you think any of these guys would be better?
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