While it's still very early in the Spider-Man development process, there's already a lot we know. Tom Holland is portraying Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei is in talks to play Aunt May and Jon Watts (Cop Car) is directing from a script currently being written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. No other characters have been confirmed yet, but today Latino Review came across a rumored cast list for Spider-Man, which reveals a slew of new cast members supposedly in various stages of negotiations.
The biggest revelations on this list are the two villains, Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, reportedly played by Billy Zane and Mac Gagnon, a.k.a. Scorpion, which Jason Biggs is supposedly playing. According to this list, both actors are in "final negotiations," for their respective roles. As Latino Review points out, both Vulture and Scorpion wear mech suits, which would explain the inclusion of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man on this list. All of the finalists for the Spidey role tested in Atlanta with Robert Downey Jr., so it makes sense for him to be present in Spider-Man.
Other roles included in this purported casting list include Mary Jane Watson, with Rachel G. Fox in final negotiations and Timothée Chalamet, also in final talks to play Harry Osborn. Timothee Chalamet was one of the top 5 contenders to play Peter Parker, before Tom Holland won the role. Sami Gayle is in talks to play Liz Allen and African-American actor Jacob Latimore is in negotiations to play Flash Thompson, who is a white male in the comics. The rumored cast list also reveals that Hugh Laurie is in final talks to play J. Jonah Jameson, Forest Whitaker is in talks for the Robbie Robertson role, Miranda Cosgrove is in talks to play Betty Brant and Tyler Posey is in talks to play Ned Leeds.
Keep in mind, none of these actors or even the characters they're supposedly playing have been confirmed by Sony Pictures or Marvel, and it could just be created by some fan. Twitter user Geoff Breedwell reveals that the list first surfaced on Reddit, so it certainly could have come from anywhere. With that being said, these are certainly some interesting casting choices, even if they do turn out to be bogus.
It's worth mentioning that Spidey screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were just brought on a few weeks ago, and it isn't known how far along they are on the script, or if they have even started it at all. Then again, Spidey and Aunt May have already been cast without a script, and both Sony and Marvel could have hammered out a list of characters they want to see featured in this reboot, along with a list of potential actors for each role. What do you think about this supposed cast list?
Leaked Spider-Man reboot cast. I can actually agree with most of these choices pic.twitter.com/gzAWEKRcgt— Good Kush (@RkWaha) July 29, 2015