Over the past couple months everyone’s been wondering who will be the new Spider-Man, the hero that was previously played by Tobey Maguire in the Sam Raimi trilogy. After their 3 picture run, Sony decided to reboot the franchise with a new director and a new star. They’re looking for someone younger who can take us back to Peter Parker’s youthful roots. A shortlist of actors were mentioned as possible candidates for the role, one of them being Josh Hutcherson who Blue Sky Disney claims has been offered the part.

According to the site, close sources within the Sony fold revealed to them that Hutcherson has landed the gig of Peter Parker in Spider-Man. After weeks of screen tests the studio execs and director Marc Webb have decided that he’s the perfect guy for the role. If this report is true, it means he beat out some tough competition including Aaron Johnson, Anton Yelchin, Jamie Bell, Andrew GarfieldAlden Ehrenreich, and Frank Dillane.

At the moment, you should consider this a rumor as no official announcement has been made. The actor has been confirmed to appear in the Journey To The Center of the Earth sequel, so take solace in knowing that.

Spider-Man is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2012.

Do you think Hutcherson would make a good Peter Parker?