Asa Butterfield Reveals He Would Like To Join The DC Extended Universe

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DC vs Marvel fanatics (here’s looking at you, comment section), go to town on this one. Actor Asa Butterfield, who before Tom Holland was largely considered for the role of Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming, has just revealed that not only does he prefer DC films to Marvel, but he would eventually like to join a DC Extended Universe project.

At the moment, Butterfield is wrapped up in a new project: Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. While speaking with Flickering Myth, Butterfield reveals that after his current project he’d much prefer to take on a DC role over a Marvel role. Could it be spite from not getting the role of Peter Parker? Check out what he had to say:

“I always try to keep my options open – I think playing an iconic role like Peter Parker or any of the others, it’s always going to be difficult because you have a lot to live up to and to really own these characters who many people love and adore. To be given an opportunity to give your take on a character like that and something that you love is great. On the other side of the coin coming up with something totally original is just as fun because you get to start from scratch and create a new character which may well become iconic itself, you never know. I think Tom Holland did an incredible job, I think he nailed it.”

He went on to explain exactly why he would prefer to do a DC movie:

“Just from the comics and the cartoon series. I like the grittiness of DC.”

He finishes by touching on some of the characters he could potentially play, based on age and appearance:

“Don’t jinx it! I’m maybe a bit too tall for Robin and about the same height as Ben Affleck but maybe someone who’s taller and sleek and a little sneaky!”

Would you like to see Asa Butterfield take on a DC role, and who could you see him as? Make sure to sound off in the comments below.

Source: Flickering Myth

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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  • sehnhawk

    Billy Batson maybe?

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      A bit too old, i think he’s 18 or 19.

  • sehnhawk

    I think Robin would work too possibly

  • Matches Malone

    Beast Boy, Damian Wayne, Billy Batson?

  • Chris Schroeder

    Personally I’d like Beast Boy

  • Radar Technician Matt

    He kinda looks like Damian…. but damn, I hate Damian. That little brat.

    • Abdulrahman Sibai

      That could probably match the grittiness and complexity that he wants. Considering Damians character

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      Asa is 19

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      i didn’t like his character in Ender’s Game at all, so i think i would hate him as Damian, even though i think Damian is the only Robin he could play imo.

  • Darthmanwe

    With those otherworldly eyes, he half looks like superhuman anyway.

    As for my fancasting for him: Ted Kord blue beetle.


    So, the “writers” are taking shots at the commenters now? How quaint.

    Anyways, I don’t know who he could play; he’s a little too tall to play any of the Robins, and too young to play Shazam. But he’s a hot name right now, so I’m sure DC could find a place for him.