The young Brit will take on the role of Peter Parker's web-slinging alter-ego in next year's (16) Captain America: Civil War, according to and multiple movie news websites, if he lands the role.

Reports suggest the new Spider-Man will then appear in his own movie, scheduled for the summer of 2017.

Marvel bosses behind the Captain America and Spider-Man films have yet to confirm the latest casting news. Andrew Garfield was the last actor to don the Spidey suit in The Amazing Spider-Man and last year's (14) The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Insiders claim Butterfield, 18, tested for the role of Spider-Man last week (ends08May15).