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Peter Parker/Spider-Man Poll

by Anne Thompson
June 28, 2010 8:19 AM
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Who will play the next iteration of Peter Parker?

Mike Fleming reports that the Sony brass watched screen tests of top Spider-Man 4 contenders on Friday. On the list: Brits Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), Aaron Johnson (KickAss) and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), plus Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro). Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and Michael Angarano (Lords of Dogtown) are among the studio finalists. The Playlist named Angarano as their pick months ago, and discussed many of the same contenders. Sony is expected to make a decision soon.

Meanwhile, Harry Knowles of aint-it-cool-news complains that Deadline's Fleming no longer reports with the same authority that he did at Variety. He's more interested in being first, Knowles writes, than waiting for real confirmation. Knowles has never positioned himself as a journalist, so it's odd to see him asking trade reporters to behave like professionals. Knowles does his own brand of reporting, though. He adds a "source" on what's happening with The Hobbit (it's a complex puzzle that involves two studios and many players) who is clearly Peter Jackson. Sites like AICN are in touch with filmmakers directly, while Variety and The Hollywood Reporter tend to rely on info from agents and studios.

Who do you like as Parker?

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Who Should Play Spider-Man?
Jamie Bell
Anton Yelchin
Aaron Johnson
Andrew Garfield
Alden Ehrenreich
Frank Dillane
Logan Lerman
Michael Angarano free polls

[Sophia Savage contributed to this story.]

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  • Brian | June 29, 2010 3:09 AMReply

    What a sorry bunch. They all look like children. Christopher Reeve was 24 when he made SUPERMAN. Try finding an actor of that age these days with the confidence, gravitas, and forcefulness Reeve had.

    They're better off animating the next Spiderman film. In old-fashioned comic book-style 2-D cell animation. How great would that be? Or better yet, outsource it to a Japanese anime studio, a la "Batman Gotham Knight," "The Animatrix," and "Highlander: The Search for Vengeance." (The latter two were worthy of theatrical release, if you ask me.)

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