Contenders for ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Narrowed Down to Five

Jamie Bell and Josh Hutcherson among the top candidates for the role.
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Contenders for ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Narrowed Down to Five

Jamie Bell and Josh Hutcherson among the top candidates for the role We reported a few weeks ago that screenwriter Alvin Sargent was being brought on to work on an upcoming superhero reboot script and now it seems that its down to five actors to star in the film. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that the final five candidates to star as Peter Parker in the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot are Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, Andrew Garfield and Josh Hutcherson.

It was said that director Marc Webb had been meeting with numerous candidates over the past few months and it was said that while these are some of the top contenders for the role, Webb and the studio are still "on the lookout" for other candidates as well. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.

"The group of actors seems to fall in line with what Webb has been looking to do with his take on Spider-Man, which is to cast relative unknowns in a story that roots Parker back in high school. The movie will be an angst-ridden tale of a teen dealing with the knowledge that his uncle died even though he had the power to stop it."

It's worth noting that a rep for Columbia Pictures responded to the story with the following quote: ""There have been a number of names floated online and almost every week, someone calls with a new rumor. We are not commenting on the casting process or rumors such as these."

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further information on the casting of the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot as soon as we have more information.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012.

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  • nathan1888 • 5 years ago

    Neither are a good fit for spiderman i prefer Tobey Maguire than any of those 2.

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    • marcusx • 5 years ago

      Logan Lerman for Spider-Man Facebook Fan page!

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Logan-Lerman-for-Spider-Man/127755537252551?ref=mf

      Click for your support!

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      • ladybird738 • 5 years ago

        i vote josh hutcherson. hes really not that bad

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        • hitler101 • 5 years ago

          all of this is f*cking reatared i hope they f*cking die.

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          • marcusx • 5 years ago

            LOL "Anton Yelchin", shut the f*ck up

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            • theultimatum • 5 years ago

              This is really disappointing. Personally my first choice to be Spider-Man in this reboot was Logan Lerman (Like everyone else who wanted him to be Spider-Man).

              I have a feeling it's gonna be Josh Hutcherson.

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              • soylentgreen2 • 5 years ago

                I say Andrew Garfield.

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                • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                  Did they even consider Anton Yelchin? What, too expensive?

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                  • vampire2000 • 5 years ago

                    Ugh at Josh Hutcherson. I'm not too familiar with Jamie Bell, but he looks like he'd make a decent web-slinger. He's got to be better than Tobey Maguire, anyway.

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                    • thesilverfox24 • 5 years ago

                      Even thought he is older, I think Jim Struggis from the movie 21 would make the prefect Peter Parker.

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                      • zanyzap • 5 years ago

                        With the exception of Jamie Bell -an interesting choice and excellent actor- the rest can jump off the Empire State building for all I care.

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                        • zanyzap • 5 years ago

                          Logan Lerman.

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                          • slysnide • 5 years ago

                            These finalists aren't impressive.

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                            • nightwing18 • 5 years ago

                              either logan or jamie bell

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                              • saints18 • 5 years ago

                                The storyline is the same as the previous one. Not interested. I think this is the worst idea in the history of bad ideas. The unfortunate part is... people are still going to watch it and the production company will still make money. Until the people/fans do something about this, the movie companies will continue to rape the average theater goer of their money.

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                                • instead8909 • 5 years ago

                                  I rather see LOGAN LERMAN as Spiderman

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                                  • movie-jedi • 5 years ago

                                    Marcusx.... I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!

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                                    • marcusx • 5 years ago

                                      My own little Conspiracy Theory on the upcoming Marvel Avengers Films

                                      Heres the thing, I recently read that Peter Parkers parents were a part of the CIA and recruited by SHIELD Agent and Director Nick Fury. This reboot is supposedly to take place during the Ultimate Spiderman Series. It is known by all fans that in the Ultimate Universe, Nick Fury was designed after Sam L Jackson who plays Fury in these films thus an implication that we are viewing The Avengers in the Ultimate Universe.

                                      Now, Peter Parkers parents were in fact killed by The Red Skull who happens to be the villain in the upcoming First Avenger Captain America film (Played by Hugo Weaving).

                                      Also, it is a fact that Spider-Man becomes an ample force and team mate of the Avengers.

                                      In closing, I cant help but hope and fill myself with wishes that they somehow in some way nod to Peters parents in SHIELD and then contemplate using him in a later Avengers sequel.

                                      This isn't from rumors or any news I heard, just something I figured out for myself and HOPE it happens.

                                      But yeah LERMAN!

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                                      • gandoff • 5 years ago

                                        I would rather sit and watch a movie based on the life of Pee Wee Herman then spend money on a crappy idea od as reboot that is being done here on spiderman. 3 was not what we as fans wanted, but if you look at all of them as a complete work, they still have room to grow and make improvements for a 4th and 5th movie then scrap and go reboot couse of Batman was done so well. The only main issue to date that this particualr Spiderman line did wrong is exactly what was messed up in the origianl Batman movies. They killed most of the villains off, so no chance of a cameo, or a re-introduction for a later movie.

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                                        • n8byrne • 5 years ago

                                          Nice call movie_jedi, Dekker would be a good fit.

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