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Aaron Johnson and Anton Yelchin now on the list to possibly play Spider-Man

Jun. 11, 2010by: Niki Stephens

Looks like we are going through another CAPTAIN AMERICA casting scenario...

When they were trying to cast Cap, we kept getting news of a shortlist, then a shorter list, then a long shortlist. It was a cluster cuss.

Now the same thing is happening with the casting for the new SPIDER-MAN in the reboot. Add these two names to the new and improved list: Anton Yelchin and Aaron Johnson.

A few day ago, there was a loud buzz that Jamie Bell had already nabbed the role. Previous to that scoop, Heat Vision was reporting that Josh Hutcherson's name was being thrown in there as well. Logan Lerman is also on and off the list, given the day.

So, who is it going to be? Reboot director Marc Webb has been canvassing many young actors to find "the one". It's being said that screen testing will start very soon.

Personally, I welcome the addition of Johnson and Yelchin to the list of possibilities. Yelchin has got the boyish charm that Peter Parker holds, but can he pull of the superhero side? Then when it comes to Johnson, will people see him as anything else after KICK-ASS? Would you take either of these guys as your new Spider-Man?

Extra Tidbit: What? No Donald Glover for SPIDER-MAN? Where's the love?
Source: LA Times

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11:43AM on 06/15/2010
Much as I think Yelchin is a fine actor -- I saw him in an episode of Criminal Minds on A&E the other day -- I think casting him as Spider-Man is a bad idea. "Hey, what's Chekov doing swinging on a web?"
Much as I think Yelchin is a fine actor -- I saw him in an episode of Criminal Minds on A&E the other day -- I think casting him as Spider-Man is a bad idea. "Hey, what's Chekov doing swinging on a web?"
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8:08PM on 06/14/2010

Same Comment Still Stands

Tobey or nobody
Tobey or nobody
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11:32AM on 06/14/2010

Why?

On that Chekov guy, they should just cast him for the Justin Beiber TV movie. The actor who played Kick-Ass, he reminded me of Toby Maguire throughout the whole movie so I don't think it would be a stretch to cast him. Instead of rebooting it would of been better to continue the last three movies. Relationship wise for part 4 I would of split up MJ & Pete, do the tragic romance with Gwen with a real appearance of the Black Cat. Then Spidey hooks up with the Black Cat in 5. Then finally get back
On that Chekov guy, they should just cast him for the Justin Beiber TV movie. The actor who played Kick-Ass, he reminded me of Toby Maguire throughout the whole movie so I don't think it would be a stretch to cast him. Instead of rebooting it would of been better to continue the last three movies. Relationship wise for part 4 I would of split up MJ & Pete, do the tragic romance with Gwen with a real appearance of the Black Cat. Then Spidey hooks up with the Black Cat in 5. Then finally get back with MJ & marry in the 6th movie then reboot the series. Hopefully, this reboot doesn't just rehash the same old villians from the first three films.
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1:51AM on 06/14/2010
Sticking with Lerman
Sticking with Lerman
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11:22PM on 06/13/2010
I vote Anton. He's been my fav from the get go. Finally seeing him on this list is good.
I vote Anton. He's been my fav from the get go. Finally seeing him on this list is good.
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9:29PM on 06/13/2010

so

r we gonna get a movie reboot every few years? so i guess once all of the Avenger movies are done, the following year well start over with reboots.
r we gonna get a movie reboot every few years? so i guess once all of the Avenger movies are done, the following year well start over with reboots.
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2:49PM on 06/13/2010
Both of them are too "pretty" for me. And the Bieber-haircut on AJ makes me wanna punch him.
Both of them are too "pretty" for me. And the Bieber-haircut on AJ makes me wanna punch him.
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2:22PM on 06/13/2010

is sony...

pulling a marvel here? all this blowing of smoke up our collective assholes is not going to make us love, moreover want to see the new flick. i hope that motherfucker rami sees this, WE ARE STILL TRAUMATISED OVER THE UTTER SHIT YOU DID WITH SPIDERMAN 3. better sony sell the property back to marvel and let the experts deal with the subject matter, while we're here, let fox sell the x-men franchise as well, the studios need to stop fucking around with excellent material and just try to adapt it
pulling a marvel here? all this blowing of smoke up our collective assholes is not going to make us love, moreover want to see the new flick. i hope that motherfucker rami sees this, WE ARE STILL TRAUMATISED OVER THE UTTER SHIT YOU DID WITH SPIDERMAN 3. better sony sell the property back to marvel and let the experts deal with the subject matter, while we're here, let fox sell the x-men franchise as well, the studios need to stop fucking around with excellent material and just try to adapt it properly. so fuck you singer, lee, ratner, (rami you only get the bird because spidey 1 and 2 were ok).
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6:53AM on 06/13/2010
I have no desire to see this re-boot.
I have no desire to see this re-boot.
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1:05AM on 06/13/2010
This makes me happy because every piece of information I see, strengthens my vindication to hate this movie at all cost.

Hallelujah!
This makes me happy because every piece of information I see, strengthens my vindication to hate this movie at all cost.

Hallelujah!
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12:12AM on 06/13/2010
how about one of the jonas brothers? huh? huh? you like that one dont cha?
how about one of the jonas brothers? huh? huh? you like that one dont cha?
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10:59PM on 06/12/2010

Aaron Johnson!

but knowing Marvel, They'll probably give it to Chris Evans...
but knowing Marvel, They'll probably give it to Chris Evans...
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9:35PM on 06/12/2010
Whether I will like this film or not, depends on who the villain will be.
Whether I will like this film or not, depends on who the villain will be.
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6:58PM on 06/12/2010
Crazy. Johnson is rumored to also be in the running for Cyclops in X-men first class
Crazy. Johnson is rumored to also be in the running for Cyclops in X-men first class
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1:19PM on 06/12/2010
i say wait. There is too many other characters that need to be made and theres no need to start a reboot. Didnt like the second or third with mcguire anyways..
i say wait. There is too many other characters that need to be made and theres no need to start a reboot. Didnt like the second or third with mcguire anyways..
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12:50PM on 06/12/2010
I just recently saw the great 500 days of summer and so I have been excited that the same director is doing spider-man, first time I have actually been excited for this reboot. The two mentioned are ok, but I think Logan Leman is the best choice, he looks dorky enough to be the outcast in high school and handsome enough to believable snag the beautiful Mary Jane Watson (or Gwen Stacy?).
And I love the idea of people considering the black guy from Community as Spider-Man. I am sure that
I just recently saw the great 500 days of summer and so I have been excited that the same director is doing spider-man, first time I have actually been excited for this reboot. The two mentioned are ok, but I think Logan Leman is the best choice, he looks dorky enough to be the outcast in high school and handsome enough to believable snag the beautiful Mary Jane Watson (or Gwen Stacy?).
And I love the idea of people considering the black guy from Community as Spider-Man. I am sure that if Ultimate Spider-Man had been black than the fans would love the casting idea, such as with Ultimate Nick Fury, but if the comic book doesn't do it, than lord forbid if the movie does it.
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12:46PM on 06/12/2010
He's a good actor but it would be a bit silly if Johnson was cast seeing as Kick-Ass spoofed several scenes from Spiderman - seems now they are just thinking of any popular actor in his early 20s.
He's a good actor but it would be a bit silly if Johnson was cast seeing as Kick-Ass spoofed several scenes from Spiderman - seems now they are just thinking of any popular actor in his early 20s.
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12:17PM on 06/12/2010
You should just title all future reports " *fill in the blank* being considered for Spider-man role", lot less typing that way.
You should just title all future reports " *fill in the blank* being considered for Spider-man role", lot less typing that way.
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9:29AM on 06/12/2010
john krasinski!!!!
john krasinski!!!!
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9:23AM on 06/12/2010
After seeing those pictures of those two kids....I was instantly overwhelmed with the desire to punch them in the face.
After seeing those pictures of those two kids....I was instantly overwhelmed with the desire to punch them in the face.
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7:08AM on 06/12/2010
I'm one of those weirdos who simply doesn't get the Yelchin love. I've enjoyed him in a few films, but he's got such an eminently punchable face for some reason. I don't want to spend two hours fantasising about punching Spidey in the face.
I'm one of those weirdos who simply doesn't get the Yelchin love. I've enjoyed him in a few films, but he's got such an eminently punchable face for some reason. I don't want to spend two hours fantasising about punching Spidey in the face.
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12:38PM on 06/12/2010
thank you. dude has a punch me face and an annoying voice. you get +6, i get -13 lol
thank you. dude has a punch me face and an annoying voice. you get +6, i get -13 lol
5:29AM on 06/12/2010

MAYBE ...

... it's time to put Spider-Man on ice for some time, let's say 5-7 years and then do the reboot. Hasn't Marvel learned anything from The Incredible Hulk? Rebooting to soon doesn't mean BO success.
... it's time to put Spider-Man on ice for some time, let's say 5-7 years and then do the reboot. Hasn't Marvel learned anything from The Incredible Hulk? Rebooting to soon doesn't mean BO success.
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5:42PM on 06/12/2010
By the time the movie is made and released, it'll probably be around that time frame considering 3 came out in '07...unless the studio did something dumb and already set the release date, which I haven't heard yet....
By the time the movie is made and released, it'll probably be around that time frame considering 3 came out in '07...unless the studio did something dumb and already set the release date, which I haven't heard yet....
6:56PM on 06/12/2010
Marvel isnt doing Spider-man, Sony is. Marvel has no say in what they do.
Marvel isnt doing Spider-man, Sony is. Marvel has no say in what they do.
4:31AM on 06/12/2010
I'm sure there are a boatload of better pictures of Aaron Johnson out there. :P
Also...sucky casting. Aaron Johnson already played "Peter Parker" in Kick-Ass, so I wanna see something new. Yelchin...nope. Nothing Parker-ish about him.
I'm sure there are a boatload of better pictures of Aaron Johnson out there. :P
Also...sucky casting. Aaron Johnson already played "Peter Parker" in Kick-Ass, so I wanna see something new. Yelchin...nope. Nothing Parker-ish about him.
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4:01AM on 06/12/2010

DONE

This is becoming a circus.

Why not just cast the whole bloody lot of them & have Peter change his look every five mins.

As said below I too am tired of this.
This is becoming a circus.

Why not just cast the whole bloody lot of them & have Peter change his look every five mins.

As said below I too am tired of this.
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7:10AM on 06/12/2010
'The Imaginarium of Peter Parker', with Mysterio as the villain? :)
'The Imaginarium of Peter Parker', with Mysterio as the villain? :)
3:25AM on 06/12/2010
Im tired of this.
Im tired of this.
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1:45AM on 06/12/2010

2 GREAT CHOICES

But I want Johnson, He was practicly playing Peter Parker in KICK-ASS and nailed it.
But I want Johnson, He was practicly playing Peter Parker in KICK-ASS and nailed it.
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1:19AM on 06/12/2010
I thought someone reported yesterday this was a done deal?
I thought someone reported yesterday this was a done deal?
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12:48AM on 06/12/2010

Betty White. She'd make a great Spider-Man.

Make it happen, Sony.
Make it happen, Sony.
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12:25AM on 06/12/2010
They're both solid choices and I'd be happier with either. I sure am happier with either over crybaby Maguire.
They're both solid choices and I'd be happier with either. I sure am happier with either over crybaby Maguire.
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11:51PM on 06/11/2010
Much younger choices than Bell, and both have proven to be quite solid. I'd take either, but would prefer id Rami came back.
Much younger choices than Bell, and both have proven to be quite solid. I'd take either, but would prefer id Rami came back.
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11:49PM on 06/11/2010
Out of those two, I'd go with Yelchin. Although I'm not crazy about either really.
Out of those two, I'd go with Yelchin. Although I'm not crazy about either really.
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11:44PM on 06/11/2010
whatever
whatever
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11:38PM on 06/11/2010

Please No Johnson

He was the only shitty part of Kick Ass. Kid has zero charisma and not a lot of chops, imo...
He was the only shitty part of Kick Ass. Kid has zero charisma and not a lot of chops, imo...
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11:29PM on 06/11/2010
hahahaha, "cluster cuss." nice fantastic mr. fox reference. great movie
hahahaha, "cluster cuss." nice fantastic mr. fox reference. great movie
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11:28PM on 06/11/2010

jc

just freakin' pick someone.
just freakin' pick someone.
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11:12PM on 06/11/2010
From every candidate that has been mentioned I'd love to see Anton Yelchin.
From every candidate that has been mentioned I'd love to see Anton Yelchin.
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11:03PM on 06/11/2010
Is it just me? Isn't anyone else just a little tired of Spiderman? It's hard for me to get excited about any casting decision at this point. Right now, if they found a guy who was actually named Peter Parker and could actually shoot webs from his wrists while sticking to the side of building, I still don't know if I'd care. Give it a rest for a year or two, my spidey senses are burnt out.
Is it just me? Isn't anyone else just a little tired of Spiderman? It's hard for me to get excited about any casting decision at this point. Right now, if they found a guy who was actually named Peter Parker and could actually shoot webs from his wrists while sticking to the side of building, I still don't know if I'd care. Give it a rest for a year or two, my spidey senses are burnt out.
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10:19PM on 06/11/2010
I could coin flip with either one of these guys, both are good actors. I may be in the minority, but it looked like Raimi was going for another clusterfuck with SM4. This reboot may have been for the best.
I could coin flip with either one of these guys, both are good actors. I may be in the minority, but it looked like Raimi was going for another clusterfuck with SM4. This reboot may have been for the best.
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10:11PM on 06/11/2010
Jamie Bell gets my vote.
Jamie Bell gets my vote.
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9:23PM on 06/11/2010

shit.

I really cant stand Anton Yelchin. Idk why but he is very annoying.

I hope this younger emo reboot gets scrapped.
I really cant stand Anton Yelchin. Idk why but he is very annoying.

I hope this younger emo reboot gets scrapped.
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9:21PM on 06/11/2010
Man, that picture of Johnson really makes him look like a wuss.
Man, that picture of Johnson really makes him look like a wuss.
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8:29PM on 06/11/2010

i'd pick...

....yelchin. that pick is like someone asking me to choose either brussel sprouts or eggplant. i'd choose the sprouts. however, i have no plans of eating either one. so i'd pick yelchin, but i have no plans to see the movie.
....yelchin. that pick is like someone asking me to choose either brussel sprouts or eggplant. i'd choose the sprouts. however, i have no plans of eating either one. so i'd pick yelchin, but i have no plans to see the movie.
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8:27PM on 06/11/2010

My pick:

Christian Bale.
Christian Bale.
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11:46PM on 06/11/2010
Your friendly neighborhood WHERE IS HE!!!!!
Your friendly neighborhood WHERE IS HE!!!!!
8:11PM on 06/11/2010
Forget my previous post. I hope this movie bombs. What a horrible idea to reboot the franchise but to set it back in High School again. Fuck this idea and fuck both of these guys. I want Maguire back with Raimi.
Forget my previous post. I hope this movie bombs. What a horrible idea to reboot the franchise but to set it back in High School again. Fuck this idea and fuck both of these guys. I want Maguire back with Raimi.
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8:14PM on 06/11/2010
You're going to see it because then you can't bitch about it if you don't.
You're going to see it because then you can't bitch about it if you don't.
8:56PM on 06/11/2010
"How bout you take your badge and shove it up your ass"
"How bout you take your badge and shove it up your ass"
8:08PM on 06/11/2010
I'd be fine with both, but I'd have to side with Yelchin on this. I can see him and Webb working pretty well off each other, and he turns out a decent role, maybe it'll make up for the mess that will be the new Fright Night.
I'd be fine with both, but I'd have to side with Yelchin on this. I can see him and Webb working pretty well off each other, and he turns out a decent role, maybe it'll make up for the mess that will be the new Fright Night.
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8:04PM on 06/11/2010
Top three choices so far are Logan Lerman, Anton Yelchin, and Jamie Bell. I'd be fine with one of them.
Top three choices so far are Logan Lerman, Anton Yelchin, and Jamie Bell. I'd be fine with one of them.
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8:01PM on 06/11/2010

Johnson, out of these two.

I liked Johnson in Kick-Ass, I thought the character resembled Peter Parker in a lot of ways anyway. I'm still pulling for Logan Lerman, I have a good feeling about that kid.
I liked Johnson in Kick-Ass, I thought the character resembled Peter Parker in a lot of ways anyway. I'm still pulling for Logan Lerman, I have a good feeling about that kid.
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7:54PM on 06/11/2010

Blecch

Neither. They would both suck Vincent Gallo's dirty balls.
Neither. They would both suck Vincent Gallo's dirty balls.
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7:42PM on 06/11/2010

I cant believe how much people like

this Yelchin kid. Why b/c he did a russian accent in Star Trek? He blows, hate his voice, and might as well go all out, i hate his face. Aaron Johnson is Kick-Ass. What the hell is with casting superhero movies now? I dont mind the Reynolds and Evans casting, but no one should play multiple comic book heroes.

hey...you have a good weekend now. miiiiii-nus
this Yelchin kid. Why b/c he did a russian accent in Star Trek? He blows, hate his voice, and might as well go all out, i hate his face. Aaron Johnson is Kick-Ass. What the hell is with casting superhero movies now? I dont mind the Reynolds and Evans casting, but no one should play multiple comic book heroes.

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7:40PM on 06/11/2010
Out of the two? Anton Yelchin, for sure! I can't fucking wait for this reboot. I wish people would stop bitching since we know NOTHING about this upcoming reboot so whining and moaning is annoying, ridiculous, and much too pointless considering this is happening. I hope it's better than Raimi's films and improves upon Raimi's mistakes by miles. Can't wait.
Out of the two? Anton Yelchin, for sure! I can't fucking wait for this reboot. I wish people would stop bitching since we know NOTHING about this upcoming reboot so whining and moaning is annoying, ridiculous, and much too pointless considering this is happening. I hope it's better than Raimi's films and improves upon Raimi's mistakes by miles. Can't wait.
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7:37PM on 06/11/2010

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rebooting this franchise is the worst idea possible. sure, sam raimi screwed up the franchise but im sure he could have redeemed himself. fuck the reboot, their not even picking good enough actors
rebooting this franchise is the worst idea possible. sure, sam raimi screwed up the franchise but im sure he could have redeemed himself. fuck the reboot, their not even picking good enough actors
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7:31PM on 06/11/2010
OK! What is the point in rebooting Spiderman. The Incredible Hulk reboot did it right, If a franchise already exists and ALREADY had an origin story, just give a VERY BRIEF origin at the beginning as NO ONE WANTS TO WATCH IT OVER AGAIN!
OK! What is the point in rebooting Spiderman. The Incredible Hulk reboot did it right, If a franchise already exists and ALREADY had an origin story, just give a VERY BRIEF origin at the beginning as NO ONE WANTS TO WATCH IT OVER AGAIN!
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7:29PM on 06/11/2010
If i can't have Donald Glover then i'll have Yelchin please. Jamie Bell and Aaron Johnson are in a joint second place as the boys who will do if Yelchin doesn't get it.
If i can't have Donald Glover then i'll have Yelchin please. Jamie Bell and Aaron Johnson are in a joint second place as the boys who will do if Yelchin doesn't get it.
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7:43PM on 06/11/2010
Donald Glover. Jesus Christ, people. Hey, why not Jack Black for Spider-Man? Ugh.
Donald Glover. Jesus Christ, people. Hey, why not Jack Black for Spider-Man? Ugh.
7:29PM on 06/11/2010
I love Yelchin but this just isnt something i wanna see him in. Just keep doing Alpha Dogs and Charlie Bartletts.
I love Yelchin but this just isnt something i wanna see him in. Just keep doing Alpha Dogs and Charlie Bartletts.
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7:26PM on 06/11/2010
Anton Yelchin would be a good Spider Man replacement. Out of all of the choices so far, Yelchin is the best pick. I think he is a good enough actor to pull this off. If he gets casted, then my anticipation for this movie goes from not caring to can't wait for a trailer.
Anton Yelchin would be a good Spider Man replacement. Out of all of the choices so far, Yelchin is the best pick. I think he is a good enough actor to pull this off. If he gets casted, then my anticipation for this movie goes from not caring to can't wait for a trailer.
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7:26PM on 06/11/2010
Both terrible choices.
Both terrible choices.
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