Aaron Johnson lied to us! The Kick-Ass star was rumored to be a front runner to play Peter Parker in the rebooted Spider-Man franchise and when asked about it in an interview with Cinemablend he stated, “I would play another superhero, but not necessarily soon.” Does 2012 seem that far away to you? The LA Times is reporting that Johnson along with Terminator Salvation star Anton Yelchin has been added to the Spider-Man shortlist that currently includes Jamie Bell, Andrew Garfield, Josh Hutcherson, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frank Dillane.
Johnson may seem like the logical choice to play Parker but he’s got some serious competition. The actor will have to battle it out with Anton Yelchin who’s currently one of the most popular actors in his age group. He hit us with a one-two punch in 2009 with roles in two franchise films and with the exception of Jamie Bell, he’s got the best box office track record.
Spider-Man is scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, 2012.
What do you think of Johnson and Yelchin being added to the list? Out of all the actors who do you think will make the best Spider-Man.