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.