The New Spider-Man To Be Announced Soon [Updated]

Published 4 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 7:20 pm,

Spider Man The New Spider Man To Be Announced Soon [Updated]

[Update: The new Spider-Man has been chosen!]

Columbia Pictures officials have reportedly selected eight final candidates to star in their Spider-Man reboot, and – having seen the screen tests for six of them – are set to at long last reveal the identity of the new Peter Parker very soon.

The most recent rumor pegged Jamie Bell as the top choice to play Spider-Man and he is indeed one of the eight finalists.  Curiously, one of the previous top 5 contenders to play the lead in director Marc Webb’s 3D spidey pic – Josh Hutcherson – looks to be out at this point, while Frank Dillane (Harry Potter 6) remains on the list, despite his commitment to attend London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Despite his declared lack of interest, Kick-Ass‘s Aaron Johnson is still on the list, as is Percy Jackson‘s Logan Lerman – the fellow who was once rumored as “100 % locked” for the Spider-Man role.  Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro) and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) were previous top 5 candidates, though this is the first time I’ve heard that Anton Yelchin (Chekov in Star Trek) and Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom) are in the running as well.  It’s not exactly been an easy-to-follow process though, has it?

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Three of the new Spider-Man candidates.

None of these candidates really stand out above the others.  They all have experience playing a young man whose journey into adulthood is beset by extreme circumstances, and – perhaps equally as important – look young enough to be convincing as a teenage Peter Parker.  Even the oldest of the lot – the 26-year old Garfield – is about the same age that Tobey Maguire was when he first played Spidey back in 2002.

The studio heads understandably want to get one of these actors locked in the role of Spider-Man before they get to casting any of the other significant parts.  At this point, the only other substantial rumor was that Michael Fassbender would play the villain, which may be The Lizard.  Now that Fassbender has accepted the role of Magneto in X-Men: First Class, I wouldn’t expect to hear any other Spider-Man cast-related rumors until the lead is publicly unveiled.

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Director Marc Webb demonstrated in last year’s quirky indie rom-com 500 Days of Summer that he can handle the difficulties and concerns of a young man’s life on screen with relative grace and ease, so hopefully that will work in the Spider-Man reboot’s favor.  Columbia Pictures president Matt Tolmach previously spoke about the tone the studio is aiming for with the latest cinematic incarnation of the webslinger – one that will should be rather different from that of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.  Hopefully, the reboot will rejuvenate the franchise after the lackluster entry that was Spider-Man 3.

What do you think?  Which of these young actors do you want to see play Peter Parker?  What would you like to see done differently in the Spider-Man reboot from previous films?  Let your voice be heard in the comments section below.

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The Spider-Man reboot is due out in regular and 3D theaters in the U.S. on July 12, 2012.

Thanks to Screen Rant reader “Aknot” for alerting us about this. icon smile The New Spider Man To Be Announced Soon [Updated]

Source: Deadline (via IGN)

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  1. None of those guys suit that role.

    • That’s why I’m sticking with my original choice from the beginning…. Haley Joel Osment.

  2. Logan Lerman is my choice.

  3. I get the passion for a young Spidey, but Lerman is to smallfryish to play that role.

    • If they can make Seth Rogen slim up for the roll of the Green Hornet then I’m pretty sure they can make a Spider-Man out of Lerman.

      My top votes are either Aaron Johnson or Lerman. Aaron Johnson was the most convincing teenager/superhero I’ve ever seen. But Lerman has a bit more of a background than Johnson. Either one is good.

  4. I think Frank should do it…something tells me hell do really good and he looks high school aged,but logan is also good…..:)

  5. Why reboot to high school then cast someone that will need to be out of high school by the time they shoot a sequel?

    If they cast the older contenders then Spiderman and I are done professionally….

  6. I LOVE the fact that Michael Angarano is in the top picks. I would choose him. He has proven he can play this kind of role and sweetly portrays that mix of innocence and kick-assery that is needed.

  7. As far as I’m concerned only two of them can do this it’s either Kick Ass , Percy Jackson or no one. Non of these others fit the part. The Kick Ass kid is perfect the entire time I was thinking man this kid would be a great spiderman.

  8. Logan Lerman For sure. He’s the right age, has some strong acting background (3:10 to Yuma) and fits the part. He would be great for that roll. At this point Lerman and Donald Glover are my two top picks for playing the part.

  9. i put aaron johnson or anton yelchin as the top contender for spiderman.

  10. I think Logan Lerman would be the best choice for the role of Peter Parker

  11. Man. You fans of The Lizard. I know you have comic books and I so wanted to buy that . I went on Amazon nothing. I went to the book store and only a snippet about 1-3 pages? Man if any of you have a copy of that one comic book if it’s out there from when? I would love to know what you would sell it to me for? Please click on my name link to find my contact info. Thanks.

  12. Logan Lerman. Definitely not Michael Angarano. Lerman has the right age and look for the role. I don’t see Aaron Johnson accepting the role, so I won’t comment further on that. At first, I really wanted Yelchin, but I’m not sure anymore. Still think Nicholas Hoult form Skins should be given a screen test.

  13. Also. They should have Tobey Maguire play the villain. How awesome and confusing would that be? Lol.

    • HAHA! That would be a cool twist! Have Tobey play Dr. Connors. :P

  14. It most likely be Logan Lerman

  15. Logan Lerman end of story.

  16. I am rooting for Logan Lerman. I’m not a big fan of Spiderman, but if he played in the movie I would give it a chance

  17. So everyone seems pretty locked on Lerman. I have to agree

  18. It seems Deadline Hollywood was wrong when they reported a couple months ago that Lerman was NOT in the running for the role.

    He’s my choice for it, BTW.

    Vic

  19. Well theyre just gonna do what they want,they dont listen to us……

  20. I’ve added a poll – cast your vote!

    Vic

  21. Ahh no Vic no I have to pick just one. I have no idea who to pick be kick ass and Percy Jackson. I can’t pick. On one hand I think Kick Ass kid is beyond perfect for the part I don’t think anyone else compares. On the other Percy is a close second almost as good but seems more likely since I’ve heard kick ass kid isn’t interested. What to do what to do.

  22. Maybe… this whole thing is still just a terrible idea?
    YES IT IS!!

  23. Yeah I wish the entire reboot wasn’t happening, but if it’s going to happen and it’s down to these 8 dudes I suppose Lerman is the best option.

  24. I think Logan Lerman would be best

  25. as long as the lead looks somewhat nerdy and can act, I dont care who they cast. Just please let him be witty and charismatic unlike tobey ‘bland’ maguire… i hated him as peter parker

    Im more interested in the villian and casting for norman osbourne (who should be built up as a character before turning into the goblin)

  26. None of the above.

  27. jamie bell

  28. Ah the Sony Spider how bad is this gonna suck? Pretty freaking bad.

  29. Logan Lerman

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