THR’s Heat Vision blog has a shortlist of the actors director Marc Webb is eying for the part of Peter Parker in the rebooted Spider-Man: Jamie Bell (“Journey to the Center of the Earth”); Alden Ehrenreich (“Tetro”); Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”) and Andrew Garfield (“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”):
The group of actors seems to fall in line with what Webb has been looking to do with his take on Spider-Man, which is to cast relative unknowns in a story that roots Parker back in high school. The movie will be an angst-ridden tale of a teen dealing with the knowledge that his uncle died even though he had the power to stop it.
A Columbia spokesperson did not comment on the casting process, saying “There have been a number of names floated online and almost every week, someone calls with a new rumor. We are not commenting on the casting process or rumors such as these.”