Has Josh Hutcherson Accepted an Offer to Star in the SPIDER-MAN Reboot?

     June 30, 2010


Ever since the announcement that the Spider-Man franchise would be rebooted, there has been a whirlwind of casting rumors which must approaching an end.  A source over at Blue Sky Disney sounds pretty confident that extensive testing convinced Sony and director Marc Webb that Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth) for the role of Peter Parker; the studio reportedly extended an offer, which Hutcherson accepted.  More after the jump:

josh_hutcherson_imageHutcherson’s name has been in contention for awhile, but his name was absent from latest rumored shortlist:

  • Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass)
  • Anton Yelchin (Star Trek)
  • Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
  • Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot)
  • Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro).
  • Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince)
  • Michael Angarano (Gentlemen Broncos)

Some guessed that Hutcherson may have schedule conflicts due to the fall production of the Journey to the Center of the Earth sequel, although there was some controversy about the validity over Deadline’s initial report.

It’s too soon to treat this news as official, but can you envision Hutcherson in the red-and-blue suit?  I do appreciate that, at 17, he is age-appropriate for the role.

The Spider-Man reboot is slated for a 3D release on July 3, 2012.

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