Spider-Man 4 Casting Rumors

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:52 am,

spider man wall Spider Man 4 Casting RumorsSo late last week, word leaked that Spider-Man 4 (along with Spider-Man 5 no less) was picking up steam.

[UPDATE: Sony has informed Coming Soon that Tobey Maguire is not being replaced for Spider-Man 4. - Jamie]

Now according to our buddies at Latino Review, a number of young, lesser-known actors are being considered to replace the departing Tobey Maguire to play Spiderman and his dorky alter-ego Peter Parker.


Although they were quick to say that “no offers have been made”, the top choices are Patrick Fugit (i.e. best known for Cameron Crowe’s masterpiece Almost Famous) and Michael Angarano (i.e. the lead in the suprisingly good Sky High from a few years back!)


fugit angarano Spider Man 4 Casting Rumors

I have absolutely nothing against either actor. Both certainly have the right look and are young enough to carry the series for a couple of installments.

However, if this nerd had a say in the casting, my vote would go to Bret Harrison – the lead of the insanely underrated television-series Reaper.

Not only can he act (which obviously matters) and physically play the part, but this guy has the perfect sense of humor to give Webhead his wise-cracks back on the silver screen.


bret harrison Spider Man 4 Casting Rumors

But then again…maybe that’s just me…

For more details and pics of the possible actors head over to Latino Review at the link below.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. I think Fugit or Harrison could do it .
    Time to move on Toby !!!

  2. Perfect choice, nice idea. (I’m fan of reaper also). There are a few people out there who could carry it, but as far as i’m concerned they need a few changes behind the camera, specifically Raimi.

    Didn’t Raimi say if Maguire didn’t come back he wouldn’t? I can only hope…

  3. Why won’t Tobey do it?

    I’m definately not going to watch a re-cast spideryman after 3 box office hits, even though the third one was terrible.

    Have Tobey back with one villain, no love story BS, make it more realistic and we’d have a hit with a well-written and played out film.

  4. It does not matter one way or the other if they recast spidey or not. If they do make sure it is a good fit. But I would love to see them use the wisecracks the spidey is known for. Especially in the Ultimate Spider man series with Speidey and Wolverine. That would be an awesome movie.

  5. as far as i’m concerned the two guys at top look like kids. remember parker is a college student not a high school kid. change is possible, but the studio would have to do something completely new, therefore away from the other spidey movies. but i like tobey.

  6. I say bring it on. I don’t know much about any of these names, but fresh blood is needed.

  7. (Bogus rumor)

    I’ll tell ya there’s NO WAY Sony is going to drop Tobey and Raimi. So dream on!!

    This back to back shooting schedule practically confirms this.

    The Spider Man franchise isn’t hurting or in dispare, and there certainly not going to get rid of the star and director that made it happen.

    Do the math…ยป

  8. Yeah those to goons look like the bottom of the barrel as far as casting go.

    I’m sure this entire rumor is BS…

    For now there’s only one Spidey and its Tobey!!!!

    They can recast Dunst and nobody will care.

  9. JUST updated the article with the Coming Soon report.

    Personally…I don’t believe a word of it. But in the interest of fairness, it should be reported.

    Jamie.

  10. I sure hope they *DO* replace Tobey. I never bought him as Parker. While they are at it – MAKE SURE TO RID THE WORLD OF “MJ The ALIEN”!!!!!

  11. who cares if the third one sucked if there is a recast then i am not watching it!

  12. blake i think we all know that if they recast spidey, you will be the first one to watch it.

  13. toby should not be replaced his is a great actor and fillthe spot of peter parker and spiderman perfectly if they replace him that would be stupid totally blow if the replaced him it

  14. Hmmm…I wouldn’t mind if Tobey left…so long as Raimi went with him!

  15. Spider-Man will not be the same without Tobey. He rocks..!

  16. IF THEY CAN’T GET TOBEY WHAT ABOUT JAKE GYLLINHALL. BUT IF THEY DECIDE TO BRING CARNAGE I THINK ROBERT KNEPPER SHOULD PLAY CARNAGE.

  17. i will support tobey to act in spiderman 4 series also.he can do the acting in the best way.
    i will hope tobey(spiderman) will marry in this new series with his love(mary jane watson)

    avish

  18. WELL TOBEY IS A GOOD ACTOR BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE IF THEY CAN PUT A KICK ASS VILLIAN ON THIS NEW ONE THE DARK KNIGHT IN PEST ME BUT THAT IS HOW I WANT SPIDERMAN4 TO BE NOT SAYIN REPLACE TOBEY OR ANYONE JUST PUT A KICK ASS CHARACTER TO PLAY THE VILLIAN LIKE CARNAGE, DON’T PUT JIM CARRY ON THIS ONE.

  19. dddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

  20. i will see spiderman 4 so spiderman 4 is starring tobey magiure kristen dunst jeff hardy jim carrey topher grace jk simons i cant what see spiderman 4 i love you tobey magiure you are cool i will see spiderman 4 in theatres may 6th 2011 see ya.

  21. There is no need of a whole reboot and recast for the Spiderman movie franchise so the third did not live up to expectations. It was still a blockbuster hit in terms of ticket sales.

    If they go down this route it could spell the end of the movie franchise for quite sometime, like Batman it could take over a decade or more for it to recover.