Rumor has it that Josh Hutcherson is at the front of the running to become the new Tobey Maguire.
The 17-year-old up-and-comer, who starred in Journey to the Center of the Earth two years ago (and is due to begin shooting its sequel this fall), has screen-tested for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in an upcoming set-in-high-school reboot of the franchise.
(500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb is set to take the helm of the project.
An official announcement regarding casting is still pending.
Update: Hutcherson has confirmed he has gone in for the role, and said that he feels amazed to be consider, let alone be in any sort of short list, but he stops short of calling the role his or, for that matter, anyone else’s.
Well, the guy knows how to keep it cool, already, so that’s a good sign.