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nemesis1_57 7/2/2010 7:40:17 AM

I was hoing the would stuck with a younger actor for the Perter Parker role cuz you wold be able to see him grow through out the films now it just another 30 something playing a teenager. I dont think studios trust a teen to carry a movie take Kick Ass for instance.

todd890 7/2/2010 7:49:29 AM

The kid is too old but I remember him on Doctor Who when David was around.  It's not his acting abilities that I'm concerned with its the suite now, as long there isn't Spidy nipples or spidy butt on the costume I'll be fine.

I haven't seen anything else with him in but from what I remember he's quite excellent as an actor.

TayDor 7/2/2010 8:00:46 AM

Only Spider-Man reboot I wanna see is the one that Marvel Studios will do when they get the rights back.  Of course, by that time I'll be 90 yrs old and won't know what I'm watching.  ;)

Wyldstaar 7/2/2010 8:02:47 AM

I'm also more than a bit put out by his age.  I really liked the idea of a high school revamp in the vein of Ultimate Spider-Man.  Like many here, I'm also a big fan of the supporting cast the first three films had.  That said, keeping elements of the original supporting cast for the revamp is not without precident.  When the James Bond franchise relaunched with Casino Royale, they kept Judi Dench in the role of M.  Of all the supporting cast, I'd most prefer to keep JK Simmons as JJ Jameson.

violator14 7/2/2010 8:35:07 AM

Who cares how old he really is? He looks the part and i've also always wanted a taller and lanky spiderman, which is how he should look. I never really liked toby's short ass T-Rex arms and legs as Spiderman. Never really felt right to me. I just hope they don't do another Goblin story. Sick of that dude...

cinemaman72 7/2/2010 9:01:42 AM

Twenty-eight year old guy to play a HS aged Spiderman? WTF?

RaithManan 7/2/2010 9:06:04 AM

Way to go Sony, you've spent 4 months kicking and screaming about wanting to go younger with Peter Parker and yet you cast a 27-year old in which by the time the film comes out he'll be 29 or 30.  To me there's more to this that they're not saying.  We shall see....

animefanjared 7/2/2010 9:16:27 AM

Wessmith, I think you have the right idea.  Skip the origin, or cover it quickly in a voiceover/video montage at the beginning of the film.  Spider-Man is like Superman or Batman: even people who aren't big comic book fans have a basic understanding of his origin.  Especially given the popularity of the recent films, I think it would be a safe assumption to act as if his origin is common knowledge.  If they really want this to be a reboot and not acknowledge the Raimi films' continuity, then they can start the film a couple of months after Peter got his powers so that we are saved all the tedium of going over his origin again.

I didn't even think about keeping the supporting cast from the first three films, but its a great idea.  And as pointed out, it is not without precedent, even when a movie is a "reboot."  Definitely keep JK Simmons as JJ and Rosemary Harris as Aunt May.  And if they do the Lizard, I feel like they kind of owe it to Dylan Baker to let him keep playing Curt Connors.  The poor guy patiently sat through three movies thinking he would get to be the Lizard some day!

gauleyboy420 7/2/2010 10:26:21 AM

As you all know (or maybe you don't) I have been strongly against re-booting this franchise ( Unless a movie is an abomination, like AngHulk) I think a movie needs a long period before a re-boot.

This confirms that sony is going to continue to ruin spidey (like THEY did on SM3) by casting someone way too old to do what they said they were gonna do...

Garfield may surprise us all  (as Matt Smith did) and be a great Spiderman, but I know Sony will continue to ruin this series because of dollar signs in thier eyes...

swisshammer 7/2/2010 10:30:06 AM

Hmm... no credit for the scoop. You're welcome anyway.

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