With (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb being selected as the man in charge of helming the Spider-Man reboot, one of the first and more obvious rumors of who may play Peter Parker was the talented rising star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who worked with Webb on the aforementioned critically acclaimed rom-com.
Along with rumors of Jim Sturgess and Taylor Lautner, I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn’t right for the role of Peter Parker. He’s incredibly talented and he did a fantastic job working with Webb before, but he’s too old for the role in my opinion with the direction they’re going in.
That being said, he was one of two best parts (the other being Ray Park’s Snake Eyes) of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra where he played the title villain being set up for the sequel and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him play a villain of the movie.
MTV spoke with Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the Sundance film festival this weekend about his thoughts on the Spidey reboot and whether or not he’s talked about the project with Webb.
Here’s what he said – note his body language:
I think Levitt should be involved in this. He’s growing in popularity and is a really likable actor. I’d love to see him play a major part in Spider-Man’s overzealous reboot, but just not as Peter Parker if they’re going the high school route (which they are).
I think they should go with an unknown actor as the lead and support him with named actors such as Levitt. I also think from his reactions here and Webb directing the reboot, it’s a wasted opportunity not to have him play a part.
What do you think?
Be sure to check out our discussion on the Spider-Man reboot and budget.
(Ultimate?) Spider-Man is scheduled for a summer 2012 release.