Are We Close to Finding the Next Spider-Man?

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When it was announced that the Spider-Man franchise would get a reboot, the big question was, who would take on the role of the famous web-slinger. Many names have been circulating around the role. Back in May, the Hollywood Reporter... 000_000_402_who-is-spiderman

When it was announced that the Spider-Man franchise would get a reboot, the big question was, who would take on the role of the famous web-slinger.

Many names have been circulating around the role. Back in May, the Hollywood Reporter said some of the top names included Josh Hutcherson, Jamie Bell, Andrew Garfield, Alden Ehrenreich and Frank Dillane.

Deadline is reporting that decision-makers at Sony viewed a bunch of screen tests on Friday for most of the young actors they are seriously considering.

No one has the job yet, and more candidates may be added, but here's the list of names of the screen tests that were reportedly viewed Friday:

-Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, King Kong)
-Anton Yelchin (Star Trek)
-Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass)
-Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
-Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
-Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro)

Two other names apparently on the list are Frank Dillane, who reportedly has decided not to pursue the role, and Michael Angarano (Lords of Dogtown, Sky High). The studio has not commented on this, but that is a very strong list of names. There are a definitely few I could definitely see as Spider-Man.

Production is set to begin at the end of the year and the film is set for a July 3, 2012 release. (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb is set to direct the 3D movie.

Who do you think would make a good teenage Peter Parker/Spider-Man? Is there anyone they should add to the list?

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