With a release date of the July 3rd 2012, and production expected to begin later this year, Director Marc Webb has yet to announce an actor for Peter Parker for the new Spider-Man reboot. But Mr. Marc Webb has been quietly reading actors for the title role, and now THR reports that Webb's destined search has been narrowed down to five young men.
Jamie Bell (24), Alden Ehrenreich (20), Frank Dillane (19), Andrew Garfield (27), and mentioned yet again, Josh Hutcherson (Soon to be 18) are said to be the final contestants. THR includes No screen tests have been conducted at this early stage, and insiders point out that the director and studio are still on the lookout.
A Columbia spokesperson did not comment on the casting process, saying “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.” Alvin Sargent is currently rewriting the script for the 2012 reboot.
GG's Opinion: Wow, finally we have some casting news. And by the look of this list of considerations I only like two of the choices. One of the two is Josh Hutcherson, in which I seen his movies before. But I never heard of Alden Ehrenreich, but I like the way he looks because he kind of reminds me the art style of John Romita Sr.'s drawing of Peter Parker. And I think Josh Hutcherson would be a really good choice because he has some of the looks, really good acting skills, and the right age (well of right now, but by 2012 he'll be 20). So either of these two I would be satisfied with. I was really hoping that Joseph Levitt-Gordon would do it, but I guess he's just too well known (at least to me he is). But oh well, I think it will be a great film. But here's hoping!