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    Is Jamie Bell Spider-Man?

    If you remember just recently it was reported that there were five candidates most likely to take on the role of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot. Amongst those names was British actor Jamie Bell best known for playing the title role in the film Billy Elliot in 2000. There's no denying he's a talented actor, and arguably the best of the selected candidates. But in this case I just don't see him as a good choice for Spider-Man.

    The biggest issue I think with this rumor (besides the fact he'll be filming Tin Tin 2 next year with Pete Jackson) is the fact that Jamie is 24, and the new franchise is said to be set in highschool for the duration of a trilogy. Will Jamie be able to pass of as 18 in 6-7 years when they presumably release the third film in this new franchise? Not likely.

    Regardless Bleeding Cool has reported Sony and director Marc Webb have settled on the young British actor to take the lead. Has this been confirmed from Sony? No, but that means nothing.

    Do I think Jamie is our new Spidey? No. Not for a second do I believe this, but who knows I could be wrong. I've said it before, and I'll say it again my money is with Josh Hutcherson. I don't doubt we'll know soon enough. I would expect an official announcement before the end of the year,

    Reader Comments (3)

    Not sure if I would like this casting. I really have trouble seeing him as Peter Parker.

    06-7-2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosh Figueiredo

    I agree. He doesn't look the part at all.

    06-7-2010 | Registered CommenterMitch Anderson

    Billy Elliot is one of my all-time favorite movies and I think he's incredibly talented, but I can't really see him as Spiderman either.

    06-7-2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen Mayhew

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