According to The L.A Times Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator Salvation) are on Sony’s list to play Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot, bringing the total number of potential Parkers to 7.
Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, Andrew Garfield and Josh Hutcherson are all apparently in contention, and last week we heard that Jamie Bell may have landed the role, however it seems Sony still hasn’t chosen yet.
Aaron Johnson isn’t a very inspired choice seeing as though he’s just been seen playing a geeky teenager in Kick-Ass, although he would probably do well in the role. I quite like the idea of Anton Yelchin. He’s just turned 21 but he could still pass as a convincing high school Peter Parker. The only problem with Anton is that the Star Trek sequel is expected to start filming early next year which may conflict with the Spider-Man schedule.
On the one hand I want Sony to choose the best actor for the job, which will take time, however on the other all this speculation fun can only last for so long before it gets tiresome.
Who do you want to play Spider-Man? Would you actually prefer an unknown?