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Is Jamie Bell our new Spider-Man?

06.08.2010

Hmmm...

So according to "repeated reports" received by comic book news website Bleeding Cool, Sony has apparently found their new Webslinger in 24-year-old Brit actor Jamie Bell (TINTIN, KING KONG, BILLY ELLIOT). Sony is staying mum about it, however.

Bleeding Cool has reportedly tried to confirm the news with the studio, but Sony has given them the cold shoulder. Movie blog Cinematical however got a very firm "No comment" from them. And of course, since that isn't a denial of the story...

A couple of weeks ago, Bell's name was one of among a handful of Spidey candidates that were said to be in the final running. And, it seemed, it would most likely boil down to the slightly more well-known duo of the bunch... Bell and Josh Hutcherson (RED DAWN, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, ZATHURA).

Now that websites everywhere are reporting on Bell, expect to hear something concrete from either Sony or the "respectable" Hollywood trades very soon. Until then, though... yay or nay to this bit of news?
Extra Tidbit: If true, Jamie Bell's gonna get BIG should both SPIDER-MAN and TINTIN become real successes.

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5:11AM on 06/09/2010

Sequel

I wish they didn't do a full reboot. They could have just done something like Superman Returns where it is sorta kinda a sequel. We already know the origin story. Just pick a villain and do a movie about Spiderman kicking his ass.
I wish they didn't do a full reboot. They could have just done something like Superman Returns where it is sorta kinda a sequel. We already know the origin story. Just pick a villain and do a movie about Spiderman kicking his ass.
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10:34PM on 06/08/2010
I'd prefer it being someone unknown, but not this guy..I liked him well enough in "Jumper" but cannot picture him suiting up as Spidey or Parker. Odd choice if true. Wish they could leave this franchise alone for awhile, but that would mean Sony sacrificing one of their few cash cows.
I'd prefer it being someone unknown, but not this guy..I liked him well enough in "Jumper" but cannot picture him suiting up as Spidey or Parker. Odd choice if true. Wish they could leave this franchise alone for awhile, but that would mean Sony sacrificing one of their few cash cows.
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8:48PM on 06/08/2010
tobey was a limp dick in 1&3...2 owned my brain. I'm excited to see Bell get his chance as Spidey.
tobey was a limp dick in 1&3...2 owned my brain. I'm excited to see Bell get his chance as Spidey.
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6:33PM on 06/08/2010
Good actor, but a bad choice for Spiderman. Even if they want someone older and British (which is against what this new movie is about), you should at least go for someone who looks the part like Jim Sturgess. I just watched the Spiderman trilogy this past weekend, and I would totally be up for 1 more with Raimi and Toby.
Good actor, but a bad choice for Spiderman. Even if they want someone older and British (which is against what this new movie is about), you should at least go for someone who looks the part like Jim Sturgess. I just watched the Spiderman trilogy this past weekend, and I would totally be up for 1 more with Raimi and Toby.
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6:20PM on 06/08/2010

how I know why this will suck?

My 10 year old nephew who grew up watching Sam Raimi's Spidey films just asked me why this guy is gonna be Spidey in the next film in a very sad yet angry voice.
My 10 year old nephew who grew up watching Sam Raimi's Spidey films just asked me why this guy is gonna be Spidey in the next film in a very sad yet angry voice.
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6:02PM on 06/08/2010

Petey is the all american boy not all british boy

I want Aaron Johnson (KICK ASS) to play SPIDERMAN-Peter Parker.
I want Aaron Johnson (KICK ASS) to play SPIDERMAN-Peter Parker.
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6:09PM on 06/08/2010
Aaron Johnso also has a british accest
Aaron Johnso also has a british accest
10:29PM on 06/08/2010
I Didn't know that, But in KICK ASS he was pretty much playing Peter Parker and nailed it so he's my pick.
I Didn't know that, But in KICK ASS he was pretty much playing Peter Parker and nailed it so he's my pick.
4:13PM on 06/08/2010

Nope

Not even gonna watch it... Tobey is my Spider-Man.
Not even gonna watch it... Tobey is my Spider-Man.
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4:11PM on 06/08/2010

Should've been Topher

Stupid Raimi sabotaging Grace so he couldn't be used in the future.
Stupid Raimi sabotaging Grace so he couldn't be used in the future.
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2:51PM on 06/08/2010
this whole reboot is bullshit..fuck tweens and there emo bullshit and fuck people who want to bastardize the source material for this Donald Glover kid and fuck Marvel for not having the rights to spiderman back yet. Spidey needs to be in the avengers sequel
this whole reboot is bullshit..fuck tweens and there emo bullshit and fuck people who want to bastardize the source material for this Donald Glover kid and fuck Marvel for not having the rights to spiderman back yet. Spidey needs to be in the avengers sequel
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5:01AM on 06/10/2010
ALSO AGREED!
ALSO AGREED!
2:42PM on 06/08/2010
does anyone really care about this reboot anymore
does anyone really care about this reboot anymore
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2:22PM on 06/08/2010
Ok I'm not keen on this whole reboot.

Jamie Bell is an alright choice but I think that Bret Harrison would be great in this role. He's funny & sarcastic from what I saw in Reaper so he could fill the spidey suit no problem.
Ok I'm not keen on this whole reboot.

Jamie Bell is an alright choice but I think that Bret Harrison would be great in this role. He's funny & sarcastic from what I saw in Reaper so he could fill the spidey suit no problem.
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2:13PM on 06/08/2010

DONALD GLOVER!...but i suppose if it has to be...

Yeah the most obvious choice out of a shitty line up. He was my number one as well until i heard Donald Glover was having an audition. That would have been perfect! Makes about as much sense as an arthouse director who's done nothing but My Chemical Romance videos and 500 days of summer to helm a major reboot of a CGi blockbuster. He's got the humour and the chops. If this rumour is true that is such a shame.
Yeah the most obvious choice out of a shitty line up. He was my number one as well until i heard Donald Glover was having an audition. That would have been perfect! Makes about as much sense as an arthouse director who's done nothing but My Chemical Romance videos and 500 days of summer to helm a major reboot of a CGi blockbuster. He's got the humour and the chops. If this rumour is true that is such a shame.
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1:13PM on 06/08/2010

He looks too old

Isn't Peter Parker supposed to be in high school? Sure Bell may look young for his age but he still looks a bit too old too be considered a high school student. I still believe that Logan Lerman is the better choice.
Isn't Peter Parker supposed to be in high school? Sure Bell may look young for his age but he still looks a bit too old too be considered a high school student. I still believe that Logan Lerman is the better choice.
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12:23PM on 06/08/2010
I really like Jamie Bell. He's very charismatic and has a whole lot of energy, but as the new 'younger' Spider-Man, he's too old. They should go with someone younger, so by the time the third movie hits, they'd be the age Bell currently is.
I really like Jamie Bell. He's very charismatic and has a whole lot of energy, but as the new 'younger' Spider-Man, he's too old. They should go with someone younger, so by the time the third movie hits, they'd be the age Bell currently is.
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12:21PM on 06/08/2010
Definitely the best of the guys on the original list. Now let's get either Emma Stone or "Jessica" from True Blood as MJ.
Definitely the best of the guys on the original list. Now let's get either Emma Stone or "Jessica" from True Blood as MJ.
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9:48PM on 06/08/2010
Finally someone else says Emma Stone! I tip my hat to you sir!
Finally someone else says Emma Stone! I tip my hat to you sir!
12:21PM on 06/08/2010
Jamie Bell is a great actor, but I can't even begin to say what is wrong with this choice. I was really intrigued when "Tetro" actor Alden Ehrenreich was in contention, but Bell is already establishing himself quite well without it. Especially since Peter Parker is supposed to be in high school. Maybe if this thing bombs it'll kill the franchise for a while.
Jamie Bell is a great actor, but I can't even begin to say what is wrong with this choice. I was really intrigued when "Tetro" actor Alden Ehrenreich was in contention, but Bell is already establishing himself quite well without it. Especially since Peter Parker is supposed to be in high school. Maybe if this thing bombs it'll kill the franchise for a while.
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11:57AM on 06/08/2010

No.

fuck this reboot. . .
fuck this reboot. . .
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5:00AM on 06/10/2010
Agreed 200%
Agreed 200%
11:52AM on 06/08/2010

I want Josh.

I think he's a younger fresher choice for the roll. Nufffff said.
I think he's a younger fresher choice for the roll. Nufffff said.
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11:36AM on 06/08/2010
I'm not really familiar with him but he seems better than the previous candidates. I liked Defiance. I guess I remember him being alright in it. I'll give him a chance.
I'm not really familiar with him but he seems better than the previous candidates. I liked Defiance. I guess I remember him being alright in it. I'll give him a chance.
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10:38AM on 06/08/2010
Since they Spider Man already casted, the I would love to have Emma Stone from Zombieland casted as Mary Jane. I still think the ultimate Spider Man (other than Tobey) would have been Ryan Reynolds or Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Since they Spider Man already casted, the I would love to have Emma Stone from Zombieland casted as Mary Jane. I still think the ultimate Spider Man (other than Tobey) would have been Ryan Reynolds or Joseph Gordon Levitt.
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10:42AM on 06/08/2010
I'd go for Emma Stone as well.
I'd go for Emma Stone as well.
1:21PM on 06/08/2010
I was just about to say the same thing about Emma Stone.
I was just about to say the same thing about Emma Stone.
9:49PM on 06/08/2010
ME TOO! Awesome, i thought i was the only one who wanted Stone..and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
ME TOO! Awesome, i thought i was the only one who wanted Stone..and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
10:35AM on 06/08/2010
Look I'm not a fan of the whole reboot idea with this because I loved the original Spider Man movies and really wanted a fourth Spider Man movie and loved Maguire as Spidey, but I think this is a step in the right direction. Out of all of the canidates he was my favorite one. I am a huge fan of Spidey and this guy was good in Defiance and Marc Webb is a fantastic director. (500) Days of Summer is one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time, so I am willing to give this new version of Spidey a
Look I'm not a fan of the whole reboot idea with this because I loved the original Spider Man movies and really wanted a fourth Spider Man movie and loved Maguire as Spidey, but I think this is a step in the right direction. Out of all of the canidates he was my favorite one. I am a huge fan of Spidey and this guy was good in Defiance and Marc Webb is a fantastic director. (500) Days of Summer is one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time, so I am willing to give this new version of Spidey a chance.
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9:45AM on 06/08/2010
He's a good enough actor I guess but I can't get excited about it. Not because I like Raimi/Tobey cos I hated them. I just never really liked Spiderr-Man. Batman RULES!!!!!!!!
He's a good enough actor I guess but I can't get excited about it. Not because I like Raimi/Tobey cos I hated them. I just never really liked Spiderr-Man. Batman RULES!!!!!!!!
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9:16AM on 06/08/2010

So wrong in so many ways...

Boo hiss. Bad choice and too old.
Boo hiss. Bad choice and too old.
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9:08AM on 06/08/2010
Seriously though, he managed to look interesting even in the bland Jumper, he has got the charisma and the lanky build for Peter Parker...even if he is not so young.
Seriously though, he managed to look interesting even in the bland Jumper, he has got the charisma and the lanky build for Peter Parker...even if he is not so young.
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9:05AM on 06/08/2010

cool

Superheroes like Batman and Spiderman must be played by real actors. British actors. Them yanks are just too bland.
Superheroes like Batman and Spiderman must be played by real actors. British actors. Them yanks are just too bland.
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2:06PM on 06/08/2010
O Ok then. If thats true then I guess Channing Tatum is bland.
O Ok then. If thats true then I guess Channing Tatum is bland.
9:01AM on 06/08/2010
Peter Parker is a supposed to be a good looking dude in the comics. Maybe it's about time they should cast someone better looking for the part, don't you think? The nerdy peter parker from the 60's/70's is no more for a long time now.
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Peter Parker is a supposed to be a good looking dude in the comics. Maybe it's about time they should cast someone better looking for the part, don't you think? The nerdy peter parker from the 60's/70's is no more for a long time now.
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8:54AM on 06/08/2010

who cares

they're already going against what they said they were setting out to do. Now they pretty much have to cast someone close to his age as Mary Jane. I cant imagine this guy kissing up on some 17 year old Nickelodeon girl. This movie really sounds like crap anyway
they're already going against what they said they were setting out to do. Now they pretty much have to cast someone close to his age as Mary Jane. I cant imagine this guy kissing up on some 17 year old Nickelodeon girl. This movie really sounds like crap anyway
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8:29AM on 06/08/2010
Among the names that have been mentioned, I think Bell is the best. He has the ability to act and make it believable. I'll wait and see on this.
Among the names that have been mentioned, I think Bell is the best. He has the ability to act and make it believable. I'll wait and see on this.
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8:23AM on 06/08/2010
/reboot young?
idk.
/reboot young?
idk.
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8:23AM on 06/08/2010
Far-fetched as it is, I'm still supporting the bizarre campaign for Community's Donald Glover. Will never happen, but it would totally get me to watch something I really don't give a shit about. When I was 16, the first one was great, but over time, I just didn't care anymore.
Far-fetched as it is, I'm still supporting the bizarre campaign for Community's Donald Glover. Will never happen, but it would totally get me to watch something I really don't give a shit about. When I was 16, the first one was great, but over time, I just didn't care anymore.
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7:49AM on 06/08/2010

Bell is a good actor but

the dude is already 24 so if they want to do a couple of Spidey movies where he's the high school peter than it might get kinda tough.
it really seems like they don't know where to go with the casting of Peter.
the dude is already 24 so if they want to do a couple of Spidey movies where he's the high school peter than it might get kinda tough.
it really seems like they don't know where to go with the casting of Peter.
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7:47AM on 06/08/2010

i'm tired

and at this point could care less about spider-man...MOVING ON!
and at this point could care less about spider-man...MOVING ON!
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7:42AM on 06/08/2010

Wasn't the sole point of this reboot....

was to cast a younger actor for the role for a new series which was to follow Pete in high school? HELLO!?!? Bell will be in his 30's like Toby was by the time movie 3 hits. I'm sorry but this reboot is starting to piss me off. Sony should've just let Raimi finish what he wanted. If it was going to be a sucky movie than Marvel could've taken the rights back. I'm just feeling we're going to be headed down a case of Hollywood deja'vu where Hollywood makes two great sequels, fucks it up in the
was to cast a younger actor for the role for a new series which was to follow Pete in high school? HELLO!?!? Bell will be in his 30's like Toby was by the time movie 3 hits. I'm sorry but this reboot is starting to piss me off. Sony should've just let Raimi finish what he wanted. If it was going to be a sucky movie than Marvel could've taken the rights back. I'm just feeling we're going to be headed down a case of Hollywood deja'vu where Hollywood makes two great sequels, fucks it up in the third, comes back for more, and fucks it up again. Out of the contenders, Hutcherson fits the casting of what Sony was originally looking for. Now, it seems like they've forgotten their whole intent for this reboot in exchange for copying what they did before (hiring Al Sargent).
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6:52AM on 06/08/2010

Yay, *but*...

...only as long as it doesn't interfere with the production of the ADVENTURES OF TINTIN movies.

Also, I'm kind of against this entire post-Maguire/Raimi project on principle alone, but there's a good director involved, and hopefully a damn good star to boot.

So, I'm neutral on this, facing the direction of being hip.
...only as long as it doesn't interfere with the production of the ADVENTURES OF TINTIN movies.

Also, I'm kind of against this entire post-Maguire/Raimi project on principle alone, but there's a good director involved, and hopefully a damn good star to boot.

So, I'm neutral on this, facing the direction of being hip.
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6:38AM on 06/08/2010
I want nothing more than for this remake series to crash and burn early and it already looks like its on a crash course for pain.
I want nothing more than for this remake series to crash and burn early and it already looks like its on a crash course for pain.
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6:03AM on 06/08/2010

Great

It's about time this kid broke into the big time with a good old fashioned hollywood franchise. I love tobey maguire and sam raimis films but this new trilogy or saga i dunno will be nice to see and giving a great actor as Jamie bell a chance is what is needed as they did with Maguire but my only problem is Jamie is such a diverse actor I hope that if he does it he does more than 1
It's about time this kid broke into the big time with a good old fashioned hollywood franchise. I love tobey maguire and sam raimis films but this new trilogy or saga i dunno will be nice to see and giving a great actor as Jamie bell a chance is what is needed as they did with Maguire but my only problem is Jamie is such a diverse actor I hope that if he does it he does more than 1
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5:39AM on 06/08/2010

Jamie IS a Bell..............end!

The guys an arrogant little shit who thinks he's better than he is and I really hope he isn't our new Spider-Man!
The guys an arrogant little shit who thinks he's better than he is and I really hope he isn't our new Spider-Man!
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9:21AM on 06/08/2010
Whoa. Such animosity toward the guy. What happened, did he deny you an autograph at the premiere of "Jumper" or something?
Whoa. Such animosity toward the guy. What happened, did he deny you an autograph at the premiere of "Jumper" or something?
5:20AM on 06/08/2010
Well, at least he'll be able to dance better than Tobey Macguire.
Well, at least he'll be able to dance better than Tobey Macguire.
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5:18AM on 06/08/2010
Bell is a great actor. I hope this is true.
Bell is a great actor. I hope this is true.
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5:12AM on 06/08/2010
Not that I think they need a new start on spiderman, but he's a really good choice either way. He's really great in everything he's in and can also handle action really well if you watch for exemple Jumper.
Not that I think they need a new start on spiderman, but he's a really good choice either way. He's really great in everything he's in and can also handle action really well if you watch for exemple Jumper.
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