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07.27.2010

While the lead role in the SPIDER-MAN reboot obviously went to Andrew Garfield, one of other names that was on the short list (and some even thought was the guy who'd eventually get the gig) was Josh Hutcherson. The KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT actor had met with Sony execs for the part and he made it far enough along in the process to shoot this "fight demo" with director Marc Webb. It was shot to give Webb and the executives at Sony and idea of how Hutcherson would act, fight, etc. as Spider-Man (albeit, in very rough form).

The always crafty Latino Review boys were able to get ahold of Hutcherson's audition and have posted it online. I'll reserve judgment on the actor himself because it's not really fair to judge him considering he didn't even get the part (if this was Garfield's audition, it'd be a different story). But take a look below to see what could've been...

Extra Tidbit: I kinda feel bad for Hutcherson now...
Source: Latino Review

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2:00PM on 07/28/2010
Going off the fact that this is going to be made whether we want to be or not (it is a terrible idea), I am sad Hutcherson didn't get it.

Garfield is too damn old, and looks his age, however good his audition might have been.
Going off the fact that this is going to be made whether we want to be or not (it is a terrible idea), I am sad Hutcherson didn't get it.

Garfield is too damn old, and looks his age, however good his audition might have been.
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12:21AM on 07/28/2010
that music was wayyy too intense. and yeah, already saw this in the first one give me something new
that music was wayyy too intense. and yeah, already saw this in the first one give me something new
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10:58PM on 07/27/2010

I don't know...

I don't really care who they cast as this movie doesn't need to be made and is anyone actually wanting to see the exact fucking flick we saw in 01? Cast some one new as spidey and get a new director? Fine, but don't show the same origin crap again. The first super hero movie is the one that I dread because we see the same stupid formulaic(?) origin story. Batman begins was one of the best, but it was fresh and something we hadn't seen before.
I don't really care who they cast as this movie doesn't need to be made and is anyone actually wanting to see the exact fucking flick we saw in 01? Cast some one new as spidey and get a new director? Fine, but don't show the same origin crap again. The first super hero movie is the one that I dread because we see the same stupid formulaic(?) origin story. Batman begins was one of the best, but it was fresh and something we hadn't seen before.
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10:22PM on 07/27/2010
Okay, you know what? That was really BAD. Didn't buy into it, and am very glad they went with Garfield now.
Okay, you know what? That was really BAD. Didn't buy into it, and am very glad they went with Garfield now.
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6:57PM on 07/27/2010
It wasn't that bad. I still think he should've been the new Spiderman, but who am I to judge?
It wasn't that bad. I still think he should've been the new Spiderman, but who am I to judge?
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5:18PM on 07/27/2010

HORRIBLE.

this is way to SERIOUS! Where are the quips? the wise cracks???? the fun?
he did a fantastic job though emoting Maguires robotic personality..
this is way to SERIOUS! Where are the quips? the wise cracks???? the fun?
he did a fantastic job though emoting Maguires robotic personality..
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4:13PM on 07/27/2010
wasn't sold before, but i'll goo see this spider man movie now
wasn't sold before, but i'll goo see this spider man movie now
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3:56PM on 07/27/2010
I love how people are sold on Hutcherson just because is younger. The kid is an awful actor. Don't believe me? See The Vampire's Assistant. It was one of the enjoyable "bad" movies of last year, and Hutcherson ALMOST takes the cake for leading the rotten performances. (Chris Massoglia and Michael Cerveris tie for that award.) Yeah, the kid is young and he'll probably mature as an actor, but that film and this audition shows he's extremely stiff. We can move on from having averted total
I love how people are sold on Hutcherson just because is younger. The kid is an awful actor. Don't believe me? See The Vampire's Assistant. It was one of the enjoyable "bad" movies of last year, and Hutcherson ALMOST takes the cake for leading the rotten performances. (Chris Massoglia and Michael Cerveris tie for that award.) Yeah, the kid is young and he'll probably mature as an actor, but that film and this audition shows he's extremely stiff. We can move on from having averted total disaster.

And I get that on principle, they should cast someone relatively close to the age of the character. But honestly, Garfield is a great actor and I'm sure he'll do a good job in what will inevitably be a soft, colorful, and harmless rehash of what Raimi brought. I don't think people should set their hopes high for this, because no matter how different the story tries to be, it'll still feel like reheated leftovers.
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3:50PM on 07/27/2010
Ewwww! Mouth breather!
Ewwww! Mouth breather!
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2:57PM on 07/27/2010
Atleast he's not a late twenty-something trying to play a high school student, he is only like 18. And he isn't a goddamn redcoat so im sold as him being the better choice. Though i dont know why he did the mouth agape thing the whole time. With proper direction that wouldnt be a problem
Atleast he's not a late twenty-something trying to play a high school student, he is only like 18. And he isn't a goddamn redcoat so im sold as him being the better choice. Though i dont know why he did the mouth agape thing the whole time. With proper direction that wouldnt be a problem
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2:29PM on 07/27/2010
I wanna know who the girl is. She was more impressive in my eyes.
I wanna know who the girl is. She was more impressive in my eyes.
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2:26PM on 07/27/2010
That's a pretty cheesy, uncomfortable thing to do for an audition. I say the guy did a pretty damn good job all things considered. He's a little too stocky already to pull off Parker so I think Garfield will be better there, but he definitely looks a hell of a lot younger than Garfield.
That's a pretty cheesy, uncomfortable thing to do for an audition. I say the guy did a pretty damn good job all things considered. He's a little too stocky already to pull off Parker so I think Garfield will be better there, but he definitely looks a hell of a lot younger than Garfield.
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2:10PM on 07/27/2010
i was hoping for a bit more flips and such. spidey shouldn't really know how to fight. in the comics he even said he fights like a spaz so it would be fun to see that on film. but this does leave me curious how garfield's audition looks
i was hoping for a bit more flips and such. spidey shouldn't really know how to fight. in the comics he even said he fights like a spaz so it would be fun to see that on film. but this does leave me curious how garfield's audition looks
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1:52PM on 07/27/2010

oh come on!

This isn't fare to the guy at all. And there have been horrible auditions that ended up getting the actor the gig who wound up doing a good job. This shouldn't have been leaked!
This isn't fare to the guy at all. And there have been horrible auditions that ended up getting the actor the gig who wound up doing a good job. This shouldn't have been leaked!
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1:40PM on 07/27/2010
He has the look of Peter Parker but not in high school. Seemed much older.
He has the look of Peter Parker but not in high school. Seemed much older.
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1:28PM on 07/27/2010
He should have been Spider-Man. Not the Garfield guy.
He should have been Spider-Man. Not the Garfield guy.
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1:18PM on 07/27/2010
I'd prefer to see Danny Trejo's Peter Parker audition tape.
I'd prefer to see Danny Trejo's Peter Parker audition tape.
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1:02PM on 07/27/2010
I want that 300 poster
I want that 300 poster
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12:47PM on 07/27/2010

Wtf

Why was he making that stupid face the whole time? I am glad this kid isn't spidey. Prolly would never have dyed his hair and kept things emo.
Why was he making that stupid face the whole time? I am glad this kid isn't spidey. Prolly would never have dyed his hair and kept things emo.
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12:29PM on 07/27/2010

not bad

really wish i could see garfield's audition, this one would have sold me based on what i saw in imaginarium
really wish i could see garfield's audition, this one would have sold me based on what i saw in imaginarium
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12:21PM on 07/27/2010

Whats funny...

... is it feels a lot like a basterdized Rami fight scene. The framing, and editing seems, well... the same. Is it going to be different for the film or is this just Sam Rami light. I like Webb as a director, loved his video work and was glad to see him make his way to features but some part of me thinks he got the gig because... well... it was cool to have a guy named "Webb" direct Spidey.
... is it feels a lot like a basterdized Rami fight scene. The framing, and editing seems, well... the same. Is it going to be different for the film or is this just Sam Rami light. I like Webb as a director, loved his video work and was glad to see him make his way to features but some part of me thinks he got the gig because... well... it was cool to have a guy named "Webb" direct Spidey.
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12:01PM on 07/27/2010
Let's just hope the final product feels nothing like this.
Let's just hope the final product feels nothing like this.
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12:00PM on 07/27/2010
Where's Chris Klein's audition? I'd pay to see that guy audition for anything.
Where's Chris Klein's audition? I'd pay to see that guy audition for anything.
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11:59AM on 07/27/2010
I dont really like hutchersons acting, but, the kids from kentucky, so, he always gets my vote
I dont really like hutchersons acting, but, the kids from kentucky, so, he always gets my vote
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11:59AM on 07/27/2010
I would have played it more as a geek who's suddenly good in a fight, who doesn't really know what's happening and is genuinely worried he's late for class at the end! Mark me down all you like, but I'm dead serious :D
I would have played it more as a geek who's suddenly good in a fight, who doesn't really know what's happening and is genuinely worried he's late for class at the end! Mark me down all you like, but I'm dead serious :D
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11:45AM on 07/27/2010

Really not bad

If Raimi was still directing, this would be great. He did some really nice hero poses, and with a professional choreographer, this could have been bad ass. But I think Garfield will do better
If Raimi was still directing, this would be great. He did some really nice hero poses, and with a professional choreographer, this could have been bad ass. But I think Garfield will do better
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11:27AM on 07/27/2010

Kill Me

I hope to God that was just some bs stuff they came up with for the audition. I don't know anyone who wants to watch the same film from eight years ago all over again. This remake is a horrible move on Sony's part. I'm glad he didn't get the gig now though. Way to short.
I hope to God that was just some bs stuff they came up with for the audition. I don't know anyone who wants to watch the same film from eight years ago all over again. This remake is a horrible move on Sony's part. I'm glad he didn't get the gig now though. Way to short.
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11:25AM on 07/27/2010
not bad. feels an awful lot like Raimi's Spidey though, and if that is the case - i'm going to stick with my initial reaction and say - unnecessary.
not bad. feels an awful lot like Raimi's Spidey though, and if that is the case - i'm going to stick with my initial reaction and say - unnecessary.
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11:14AM on 07/27/2010

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Ho shit it's not even him in the movie ! hhehe
Ho shit it's not even him in the movie ! hhehe
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2:23PM on 07/27/2010
Are you retarded?
Are you retarded?
10:57AM on 07/27/2010

Andrew

I hate that guy. They are gonna have to do alot pushing with this guy t omake me see this movie !
I hate that guy. They are gonna have to do alot pushing with this guy t omake me see this movie !
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10:55AM on 07/27/2010
I'd definitely like to see Andrew Garfield's fight demo now. Josh Hutcherson seems to have more of a tough guy attitude that doesn't really fit Peter Parker. At least from that footage anyway.
I'd definitely like to see Andrew Garfield's fight demo now. Josh Hutcherson seems to have more of a tough guy attitude that doesn't really fit Peter Parker. At least from that footage anyway.
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10:54AM on 07/27/2010
Cheesy as all hell, but it's an audition tape, so taken as such, it's not bad.
Cheesy as all hell, but it's an audition tape, so taken as such, it's not bad.
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