According to Moviehole Sony has issued a casting call asking for “a dark-haired Caucasian boy to play actor Peter Parker at age 4 to 6 years old.” This suggests we will see a young Peter Parker in the movie for either origin scenes or flashbacks. Or both.
The site also mentions that the studio is “on the hunt for an actor to play Billy Connors, the son of Dr. Curt Connors. Applicants need be between 8 and 11 years old.” It was announced earlier this week that Rhys Ifans would play The Lizard aka Dr. Curt Connors, so it looks like we’ll get to see his son too.
Throughout the comics a lot of stories have involved Dr. Connors and his son, but one particular event involves The Lizard killing Billy Connors to hurt his alter-ego. That would be quite interesting to see on-screen and would provide Rhys Ifans the chance to show his distraught/conflicted side.
The reboot will begin filming in December and stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy.