The chatter over who will star as a young Peter Parker in the newest Spider-Man reboot has been growing louder in recent weeks, and the latest reports say the choice of the lead actor is imminent.
In late May, the rumored candidates for the role included the original Billy Elliot Jamie Bell. Recent reports say Jamie’s screen test was among those viewed by studio execs last week — along with Kick Ass star Aaron Johnson. Other candidates reportedly include Logan Lerman, whose name has been thrown around for months, Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin, Andrew Garfield, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane and Michael Angerano.
(500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb has been picked to direct the 3D action flick, so we’re hoping it will include a musical number, especially if Jamie Bell is cast.
Also this week, our favorite young baby daddy Aaron Johnson was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Male Breakout star. He’s up against The Blind Side‘s Quinton Aaron, Jesse Eisenberg, Liam Hemsworth and his Spider-Man rival, Logan Lerman.