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Another potential replacement Spider-Man: Josh Hutcherson

04.13.2010

While the buzz was once all about Logan Lerman for the new arachnid-infected Peter Parker in the SPIDER-MAN reboot, now we're hearing about some other kid contenders.

According to IESB, one potential teen webslinger is Josh Hutcherson (BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA). The site is quick to point out that the actor is merely on a "short list" of candidates, but it certainly seems like we'll be seeing some young competition to strap on the wrist-shooters (or ejaculate goop, if they go the organic route again).

The Sony relaunch is being directed (in 3D, natch) by (500) DAYS OF SUMMER's Marc Webb, and is purportedly planned for a July 2012 release. The reboot will supposedly take its cues from Brian Michael Bendis' Marvel comic series "Ultimate Spider-Man".

Hutcherson has been around for a while and worked with extensive FX (notably JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and Jon Favreau's underappreciated ZATHURA, not to mention Robin Williams). He'll also appear in the upcoming RED DAWN remake (in the bloodthirsty C. Thomas Howell role) and in the Sundance fave lesbian comedy THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT:

Extra Tidbit: Some good superhero news at last! (Joss Whedon's making THE AVENGERS!)
Source: IESB

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8:07PM on 04/16/2010

BOOOUUUGGGSSSSHHHH

I'm sorry, I just can't get over that they're going forward with this. The whole reboot concept for this series is one of the worst ideas that Sony/Hollywood has had in recent memory. An honest shocker and some real deal bullshit. I love the character and enjoy Webb's work but this whole scenario is bullshit. I'm not even the biggest fan of Raimi's work or of his series (though I really enjoyed 2) but the way they yanked it from him and the potential his 4th film had really takes away my
I'm sorry, I just can't get over that they're going forward with this. The whole reboot concept for this series is one of the worst ideas that Sony/Hollywood has had in recent memory. An honest shocker and some real deal bullshit. I love the character and enjoy Webb's work but this whole scenario is bullshit. I'm not even the biggest fan of Raimi's work or of his series (though I really enjoyed 2) but the way they yanked it from him and the potential his 4th film had really takes away my enthusiasm for anything involving this character filmic-wise now and probably for quite some time to come. I SHIT ON THIS!! BULL!!
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6:09AM on 04/15/2010
That's a big fat HELL NO!...He'd be awful as Peter Parker!
That's a big fat HELL NO!...He'd be awful as Peter Parker!
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10:33PM on 04/14/2010
I hate that kid from Journey to the center of the earth. Just end Spider-Man with Spider-Man 3 and that's it. Don't make High School Musical out of it.
I hate that kid from Journey to the center of the earth. Just end Spider-Man with Spider-Man 3 and that's it. Don't make High School Musical out of it.
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8:10PM on 04/14/2010
I have a gut feeling Jaden Smith is going to be the next casting rumor for Spiderman, and sadly not as a joke.
I have a gut feeling Jaden Smith is going to be the next casting rumor for Spiderman, and sadly not as a joke.
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8:13PM on 04/14/2010
LMAO!
LMAO!
5:35PM on 04/14/2010

REBOOT THE REBOOT

Are movies just disposible now. 3 sucked lets go back to high shool. They should set the story in college so its not just a CW show with costumes and cast a HOT MJ this time thats not annoying and whiny. Or do the real Gwen Stacy story when the goblin kills her and peter feels responsible for it.
Are movies just disposible now. 3 sucked lets go back to high shool. They should set the story in college so its not just a CW show with costumes and cast a HOT MJ this time thats not annoying and whiny. Or do the real Gwen Stacy story when the goblin kills her and peter feels responsible for it.
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4:17PM on 04/14/2010
My List of candidates:
Zac Efron
Christopher Mintz Plaze (sp?)
Justin Beiber
Emile Hirsch
BJ Novak
John Krasinski
My List of candidates:
Zac Efron
Christopher Mintz Plaze (sp?)
Justin Beiber
Emile Hirsch
BJ Novak
John Krasinski
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8:07PM on 04/16/2010
What?!!
What?!!
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1:46PM on 04/14/2010
I would like to see him in the role.
I would like to see him in the role.
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1:40PM on 04/14/2010

Spider Poop

Too soon for a re-boot is you ask me. Leave this sh** alone and wait 10 years. If you use a kid for this you'll have to air it on Nickelodeon!
Too soon for a re-boot is you ask me. Leave this sh** alone and wait 10 years. If you use a kid for this you'll have to air it on Nickelodeon!
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12:44PM on 04/14/2010

DO IT.

I think he'd make a great spider man. Hes the right age and is nothing like Toby Maguire, which is the point of casting someone else, right?
I've always liked him and this good be his big break as an older actor and not get stuck as a child actor.
I think he'd make a great spider man. Hes the right age and is nothing like Toby Maguire, which is the point of casting someone else, right?
I've always liked him and this good be his big break as an older actor and not get stuck as a child actor.
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10:21AM on 04/14/2010
BOOOOOOOOOOO
BOOOOOOOOOOO
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9:01AM on 04/14/2010

he doesn't look nerdy

...wasn't peter parker somewhat nerdy? this kid looks like he'd play some douche bag jock/popular kid. not nerdy peter parker.
...wasn't peter parker somewhat nerdy? this kid looks like he'd play some douche bag jock/popular kid. not nerdy peter parker.
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6:16AM on 04/14/2010
Can we just please get a Spider-Man movie and not a Spider-Boy movie for Christ's sake?
Can we just please get a Spider-Man movie and not a Spider-Boy movie for Christ's sake?
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6:06AM on 04/14/2010
if this is anything like the casting of Captain America we have many more names too come.
if this is anything like the casting of Captain America we have many more names too come.
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3:16AM on 04/14/2010
I'm pretty certain whoever they pick will handle the job fine, but we WILL inevitably lose some maturity from the Spider-Man character that we've had for the last three (or rather first two) movies. I don't like the idea of a scrawny, teenage Spider-Man who has to handle spider-senses AND puberty at the same time, but it could work if done right. It would be awesome if the movie opened with an intense fight scene between Spider-Man and (a properly done) Venom; clawing, punching, swinging
I'm pretty certain whoever they pick will handle the job fine, but we WILL inevitably lose some maturity from the Spider-Man character that we've had for the last three (or rather first two) movies. I don't like the idea of a scrawny, teenage Spider-Man who has to handle spider-senses AND puberty at the same time, but it could work if done right. It would be awesome if the movie opened with an intense fight scene between Spider-Man and (a properly done) Venom; clawing, punching, swinging through the city in broad daylight. I don't think I could stand another origin tale.
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3:32AM on 04/14/2010
But that's exactly how peter started out! He was a skinny scrawny nerd dealing with puberty and super powers! They wouldn't stray far.
But that's exactly how peter started out! He was a skinny scrawny nerd dealing with puberty and super powers! They wouldn't stray far.
4:13AM on 04/14/2010
True. But then again would it be too much to hope for a movie unlike every other sappy teenage "underdog" story? I'm not arguing with the fact that the next Spidey is going to be a teenager with teenage problems. "Hey how come there's hair down there?" I'm just hoping they handle it tactfully and make it a proper Spider-Man movie instead of some Disney Channel tele flick.
True. But then again would it be too much to hope for a movie unlike every other sappy teenage "underdog" story? I'm not arguing with the fact that the next Spidey is going to be a teenager with teenage problems. "Hey how come there's hair down there?" I'm just hoping they handle it tactfully and make it a proper Spider-Man movie instead of some Disney Channel tele flick.
7:35AM on 04/14/2010
Hey, hey, hey.. Quiet down about the Venom stuff, eh? The studio might hear..
Hey, hey, hey.. Quiet down about the Venom stuff, eh? The studio might hear..
4:18PM on 04/14/2010
The Peter in Raimi's Spider Man wasn't exactly snorting coke and boning chicks every night either.
The Peter in Raimi's Spider Man wasn't exactly snorting coke and boning chicks every night either.
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2:35AM on 04/14/2010

Good

aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh bullshit. I hope they choose the worst actor possible. just so all the haters can BEG that Sony should have chose Logan instead.
aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh bullshit. I hope they choose the worst actor possible. just so all the haters can BEG that Sony should have chose Logan instead.
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9:24AM on 04/14/2010
I'm going to remember this post when the studio finally decides to go with Justin Beiber.
I'm going to remember this post when the studio finally decides to go with Justin Beiber.
11:27AM on 04/14/2010
Dooley noted ;)
Dooley noted ;)
2:48PM on 04/14/2010
Wow-- you got a hard on for this Logan dude huh...even going with a first name basis...**creepy**
Wow-- you got a hard on for this Logan dude huh...even going with a first name basis...**creepy**
12:49AM on 04/14/2010

3rd was a fucked up

yeah, you can't really make a story after what the 3rd movie did, so I don't care if they make a remake or not, but this guy as Peter/Spider-Man would big a bigger fuck up
yeah, you can't really make a story after what the 3rd movie did, so I don't care if they make a remake or not, but this guy as Peter/Spider-Man would big a bigger fuck up
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11:59PM on 04/13/2010
Tobey Maguire was the perfect Peter Parker/Spider-Man and people who support this fucking remake are idiots and are not true Spidey fans.
Tobey Maguire was the perfect Peter Parker/Spider-Man and people who support this fucking remake are idiots and are not true Spidey fans.
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12:00AM on 04/14/2010
Calling people who don't agree with you idiots. Well crafted.
Calling people who don't agree with you idiots. Well crafted.
12:02AM on 04/14/2010
Yeah I bet you wish they turn this franchise into a high school musical franchise with efron as the lead. I bet you would love that.
Yeah I bet you wish they turn this franchise into a high school musical franchise with efron as the lead. I bet you would love that.
12:23AM on 04/14/2010
What the fuck is your problem, man? Did you have a bad break-up with the last Spider-Man movie or something? Are we touching a sore subject?

If so, wrong posting here. Only looking for salt to the wound.
What the fuck is your problem, man? Did you have a bad break-up with the last Spider-Man movie or something? Are we touching a sore subject?

If so, wrong posting here. Only looking for salt to the wound.
12:39AM on 04/14/2010
So people who wanna see a new Spidey film aren't true Spidey fans??I myself am over the reboot bullshit, it's been months. Now I'm waiting for a good Spidey to be cast. I'm yet to see a good rumored Spidey but I certainly won't turn my back on this film. By the way..The Soloist fucking sucked asshole.
So people who wanna see a new Spidey film aren't true Spidey fans??I myself am over the reboot bullshit, it's been months. Now I'm waiting for a good Spidey to be cast. I'm yet to see a good rumored Spidey but I certainly won't turn my back on this film. By the way..The Soloist fucking sucked asshole.
12:47AM on 04/14/2010
I imagine right now, Soloist is much like David "After Dentist" at 0:55 ( [link] ), where he like lifts himself up and screams like a nut.

Except Soloist is grumbling at his computer chair in his very own Spidey suit.
I imagine right now, Soloist is much like David "After Dentist" at 0:55 ( [link] ), where he like lifts himself up and screams like a nut.

Except Soloist is grumbling at his computer chair in his very own Spidey suit.
1:46AM on 04/14/2010
I personally am a big fan of Spider-Man, and I have been for about 15 years. I also HATED Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies, so I am all for a fresh approach from a very promising director (Webb).
I personally am a big fan of Spider-Man, and I have been for about 15 years. I also HATED Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies, so I am all for a fresh approach from a very promising director (Webb).
3:07AM on 04/14/2010
Dude, I think Tobey was a GOOD Peter Parker, maybe even a great one in Spider-Man 2, but he's far from being the BEST Peter Parker. You can't blame people for wanting a reboot after Spidey3. You gotta' admit that stunk like a shitfest. I don't sit well with remakes either but even I know this franchise needs something new after that atrocity of a movie.
Dude, I think Tobey was a GOOD Peter Parker, maybe even a great one in Spider-Man 2, but he's far from being the BEST Peter Parker. You can't blame people for wanting a reboot after Spidey3. You gotta' admit that stunk like a shitfest. I don't sit well with remakes either but even I know this franchise needs something new after that atrocity of a movie.
11:13PM on 04/14/2010
Surprise surprise...once again another asinine comment posted by The_Soloist. You truly are the dumbest motherfucker to continuously post on this site.
Surprise surprise...once again another asinine comment posted by The_Soloist. You truly are the dumbest motherfucker to continuously post on this site.
11:57PM on 04/13/2010
God people are still bitching about this reboot? Build a bridge and get over it! The whining is rather obnoxious and tiresome. This is going to happen so deal with it por favor.

Anyway, I'm not for Josh Hutcherson because I wouldn't buy him as a nerdy high schooler. He just doesn't seem like the person appropriate for the role to me, but anything is possible. It could work IF he's actually up for the role.
God people are still bitching about this reboot? Build a bridge and get over it! The whining is rather obnoxious and tiresome. This is going to happen so deal with it por favor.

Anyway, I'm not for Josh Hutcherson because I wouldn't buy him as a nerdy high schooler. He just doesn't seem like the person appropriate for the role to me, but anything is possible. It could work IF he's actually up for the role.
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12:27AM on 04/14/2010
Looks like I'm on your side today, Terminal. While Josh is fucking HORRIBLE (see Cirque du Freak), I'd love to see him cast just to make Soloist cry while he masturbates to SM: The Remake.
Looks like I'm on your side today, Terminal. While Josh is fucking HORRIBLE (see Cirque du Freak), I'd love to see him cast just to make Soloist cry while he masturbates to SM: The Remake.
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11:52PM on 04/13/2010

WHY

Why are more people not lashing out about this new casting. Tobey was perfect and it is not his fault that the writers turned him into an emo kid during the third one. I do not want to see some little kid in high school fighting off Venom, Doc Ock, The Lizard etc. Sony has f'd this series up big time, and I guarantee this movie will fail. Why remake a film franchise that isn't struggling and is only eight years old.
Why are more people not lashing out about this new casting. Tobey was perfect and it is not his fault that the writers turned him into an emo kid during the third one. I do not want to see some little kid in high school fighting off Venom, Doc Ock, The Lizard etc. Sony has f'd this series up big time, and I guarantee this movie will fail. Why remake a film franchise that isn't struggling and is only eight years old.
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11:51PM on 04/13/2010
This kid can go fuck himself along with Logan and the rest of the movie. I hope this movie flops. Have fun with this movie not topping what the original Spider-Man made opening weekend.
This kid can go fuck himself along with Logan and the rest of the movie. I hope this movie flops. Have fun with this movie not topping what the original Spider-Man made opening weekend.
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11:58PM on 04/13/2010
We'll have to wait and see on that one. And have you seen the first Spider-Man lately? It's horrible!
We'll have to wait and see on that one. And have you seen the first Spider-Man lately? It's horrible!
12:00AM on 04/14/2010
Your joking with me right? The first Spider Man was the best one out of the three and is one of the best comic book movies of all time. Dumbass.
Your joking with me right? The first Spider Man was the best one out of the three and is one of the best comic book movies of all time. Dumbass.
9:26AM on 04/14/2010
The two most opinionated posters locked in a battle over their opinions. this could end in blood!
The two most opinionated posters locked in a battle over their opinions. this could end in blood!
11:34PM on 04/13/2010

I like that kid

He doesn't exactly look like a Peter Parker type but I like him as an actor.
he was also cool in Little Manhattan:
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He doesn't exactly look like a Peter Parker type but I like him as an actor.
he was also cool in Little Manhattan:
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