Josh Hutcherson is best known for his role as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games,” but it looks like he also has his eyes set on playing the new Spider-Man. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Josh Hutcherson became famous for his role as Jennifer Lawrence’s partner in “The Hunger Games” series. In an interview with Yahoo Movies, Hutcherson admitted that he still wants to play Spider-Man, now that Sony and Marvel are looking for a new Spidey.
“Yeah, of course I’d think about doing it: It’s Spider-Man, that’d be really cool,” Hutcherson told the outlet. The 22-year-old actor admitted that there haven’t been any conversations about him auditioning for the role once again, but he added that no one really knows what would happen.
According to ComicBook.com, Hutcherson was on Sony’s short list to play the role for “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2010 alongside Jamie Bell, Frank Dillane, Ose Hayble, Alden Ehrenreich, and Andrew Garfield. As we all know, Andrew Garfield landed the role.
Hutcherson’s audition video for Spider-Man even leaked online, which received positive and negative comments from fans.
Hutcherson is currently busy filming for Canon’s “Project Imagination: The Trailer” in NYC. According to Just Jared, the actor teamed up with Canon and Ron Howard to choose a winning trailer and star and produce a short film based on the trailer.
While there is no actor chosen to play the new Spider-Man as of the moment, rumors are circulating on the Internet that the next Spider-Man will be black.
Jeff Sneider of The Wrap claimed during an appearance on Meet the Movie Press Podcast that there is a 95% chance that the new Spider-Man who will appear on “Captain America: Civil War” will not be white. Sneider added that the new Spidey will be “most likely black. But there’s a chance he could also be Latino.”
IGN also reported that Sneider believes that the recent Sony hack may have led to their decision to cast a “non-white” Spider-Man. Because of these rumors, many people believe that Miles Morales will be the new Spider-Man.
Other actors being slated for the new Spider-Man include Zac Efron, Logan Lerman, and Dylan O’Brien. Which actor do you wish to play the new Spider-Man? Sound off in the comments!
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