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Peter Parker/Spider-Man Poll

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 28, 2010 at 8:19AM

Who will play the next iteration of Peter Parker?
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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
  
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[Sophia Savage contributed to this story.]

This article is related to: Franchises, Studios, In Production, Spider-Man, Sony/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.