Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: Who is going to play Spider-Man?

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Damn, how about that Spider-Man news from yesterday? Have we all recovered yet? Because, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s a pretty freaking huge deal! Having Spider-man officially form part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is massive, and speaks volumes about where the MCU is heading and what we can (hopefully) expect from upcoming storylines.

Slightly less awesome is the leading theory that they won’t be keeping Andrew Garfield on as our favourite web-slinger. As Kervyn discussed earlier, choice phrasing from yesterday’s press release included “the new Spider-Man” – implying of course that, well, we’re getting a new Spider-Man. Combined with the fact that several sources (Variety, The Wrap and THR) are stating that Garfield is out, and that no mention was made of him in the press release means that we’re left to draw our own conclusions until it’s confirmed by Sony themselves.

So, speculation time! For the new-new Spider-Man, I’m going to lobby for Anton Yelchin. He might have his plate full playing Chekov in the Star Trek franchise, but he’s definitely got the right kind of looks, nerdy charisma and humour for the role. Besides, he was originally on the short-list for the role in the reboot anyway, so that gives him a head start. And if we’re looking at the previous short-list, we also have contenders like Aaron Johnson (Kickass) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), but I don’t think either would be a perfect fit. Sony also might be looking for a replacement in Logan Lerman (Fury, Percy Jackson) and Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner, Teen Wolf).

So who would you like to see under the Spider-Man mask? Do any of the above grab you, or would you prefer to see someone completely different?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: February 11, 2015

Tracy Benson

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