It’s getting close to make-your-mind-up time for Sony with its forthcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. The film is set to go before the cameras before the end of the year under the stewardship of (500) Days Of Summer director Marc Webb, and Deadline has been reporting that the studio is down to the viewing of what should be the final screen tests for the lead role.
So, who are the candidates still in the running to play the webslinger? Right now, the names on Sony’s list are reportedly Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief), Michael Angarano (Lords Of Dogtown), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince) and Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro).
Of those, Logan Lerman has committed to making The Three Musketeers with director Paul W S Anderson for release in summer 2011, so that’s likely to make his chances of scoring the lead role quite tricky. Furthermore, Deadline notes that Frank Dillane didn’t do a screen test, as he’s off to drama school instead.
Given that the film is set for release on July 3rd 2012, time is on Sony’s side right now. But it’s keen to get the main piece of casting finalised, to help pull the rest of the film together.
Here‘s the story at Deadline.