After the release of The Social Network, British actor Andrew Garfield will be free and clear to train and prepare for the role of a lifetime — Spider-Man. Sony has already found their Peter Parker but the search is still on for the villain and love interest who will occupy his life. According to recent reports several names are being splashed around as possible candidates including Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman and “Glee” star Dianna Agron.
Deadline is reporting that some major talent has been going in and out of Sony offices for a part in their superhero reboot. The last time we checked, they were going the unconventional route with the female lead. Instead of casting Mary Jane they’ll tap into the other women featured in the comic. There’s word that Argron tested for a role last night, and Georgina Haig, Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska, Dominique McElligott, and Emma Stone are all being considered.
If they do go the route of putting Stone in this she should definitely play Mary Jane, if only for aesthetic reasons. As for the others, they seem to be better suited for Gwen Stacy or Felicia Hardy. These women join the growing list of potentials, which already includes Lily Collins, Ophelia Lovibond, Imogen Poots, Teresa Palmer, and Emma Roberts.
Next, we have rumors of Hoffman playing the villain. Yes, there’s “early unconfirmed talk” that they’re interested in the actor for a pivotal role. And wait for it….they’re thinking about bringing back Venom! Why?! We’ve had enough of him in live action form to last us a lifetime.
What do you think of the casting news for Spider-Man so far? Should they bring back Venom?