The New Spider-Man 4 is Being Tested
Sony is wrapping up the casting process for Peter Parker in their upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. The studio’s Columbia Pictures banner has been viewing screen tests for several young actors being considered to play Peter Parker and a decision is expected soon regarding the role.
Several young actors’ screen tests were viewed last Friday by producers to take on the lead role in Spider-Man 4. The list included Jamie Bell (the Billy Elliot star who wrapped the Kevin Macdonald-directed The Eagle of the Ninth), Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin, Kick-Ass‘s Aaron Johnson, Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), and Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro). Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and Michael Angerano (Lords of Dogtown) are also in the running to play Peter Parker.
Marc Webb, who previously directed “500 Days of Summer,” will be behind the camera for Spider-Man 4 which will be shot in 3D. Production is expected to begin by year’s end with a release date of July 3, 2012 set already.