Has Sony Picked Josh Hutcherson as the New ‘Spider-Man’?

Conflicting stories have arisen about the actor’s involvement.

Has Sony picked Josh Hutcherson as the new Spider-Man?
Has Sony picked Josh Hutcherson as the new Spider-Man?
We reported back in April that actor Josh Hutcherson was a new candidate to portray Sony's rebooted web slinger and now some new information has come forward. CinemaBlend spoke to the young actor today, who was promoting his new film The Kids Are All Right, and he confirmed that he has auditioned for the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, although he didn't have any further updates as of yet.

Meanwhile, Blue Sky Disney is reporting that not only did Hutcherson audition for the film, but Sony made him an offer to star as the new Peter Parker, which he reportedly had accepted.

It's possible that Hutcherson's deal is still being worked out and they don't want to reveal anything until everything is signed, but it is also possible that Sony just hasn't made a decision on who will play Spidey as of yet. CinemaBlend also reported that Hutcherson will start filming Journey to the Mysterious Island, the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, this fall, which could lead to a scheduling conflict with the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot if he does sign on.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further details regarding Josh Hutcherson and the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot as soon as we have more information.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.

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  1. the Narrator

    Lol @Bhaarth. Thanks for the heads up. However the fact that you actually remember my comment towards you from a past thread..? Grudge much? Lol. It was a typo, and I forgot to type a word. Whereas your comment made little to no punctual sense, nor did it have any merit if I remember correctly. I could be mistaken.

    And @AvatarSequel, I'll go against Insert for it. :P

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  2. WongFu

    damn, my secret is out. I might as well admit it, yes I was Spiderman until I reached 35

    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  3. Cartman

    @(Insert Username Here) LOL

    5 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag


    I hope this is a rumor. Go Logan Lerman, this kid sucks.

    5 years agoby @the-screenwriterFlag

  5. T.Clark

    I would very much like to be the next Spider-Man.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  6. Dan

    "Has Sony picked AVATARSEQUAL as the next Spiderman?" "Has Sony picked Diaigma as the next Spiderman?" "Has Sony picked Todd89 as the next Spiderman?" "Has Sony picked The Fallen as the next Spiderman?" "Has Sony picked Insert User Name as the next Spiderman?"

    5 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Dan

    MW, you might as well tell us it could be any kid between the ages of 16-20 with dark hair that will be the next Spiderman.

    5 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. Diaigma

    Just tell us when it's official. A new "who is the next spidey" isn't needed every week :P

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  9. WongFu

    I bet Web is getting fed up as well, seeing so many kids then choosing the five finalists.One of them needs to pull something out of the hat to get his attention.
    Who ever they name I'll watch it considering that it might be a waste of time.
    The longer the delay the more chance it won't happen.

    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  10. Cartman

    @The Fallen- Remember you spelled Grammer for Grammar?? - Why don't you go and study some GRAMMER hehehehe

    5 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  11. Movie_jedi

    we shouldnt let Spidey die... i just think they needed a new director, and keep tobey as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. but this is just another bullsh*t rumour! im sick of this sh*t! it was like this with Captain America, every actor between the age of 20 - 30 was mentioned, until they finaly agreed on the Human Torch??

    5 years agoby @movie-jediFlag

  12. The_Villain

    Logan Lerman? Really? Since little gay mama's boy looking kids are being considered, I'd rather see Zac Efron as Spider-Man/ Peter Parker. F-ck this remake sh*t. They should just let Spidey die with the 3rd film.

    5 years agoby @the-villainFlag

  13. the Narrator

    This is fake. The studio wouldn't an irritating little f*ck of an actor to play Spidey.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  14. Ultimatum

    Another f*cking rumor. I'm so tired of reading all of these rumors.

    5 years agoby @theultimatumFlag

  15. T.Clark

    Bullsh*t rumor until I see a story without a goddamn question mark.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  16. J.P.

    Everyone should stop freaking out about this. If you paid attention to most recent story on the Spider-Man reboot before this, you'll know that Josh Hutcherson isn't even in the running to play Peter Parker any more and that there are 8 actors being considered over him including the earlier dimissed but apparently brought back Logan Lerman. and also, the website that broke that story is way more reliable than Blue Sky Disney, the site that broke this one. On top of that, all of the candidates ahead of hutcherson except 2 have screen tested where as when asked about his status in the auditioning process, hutcherson made it clear he had only auditioned he hadn't been contacted since.
    So in conclusion, there is no way Josh Hutcherson has been cast as Peter Parker. He could have possibly been casted in abother role in the film or possibly casted on another marvel film, but he for sure is not Peter Parker.

    Logan Lerman for Spider-Man

    5 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  17. firstonetodieloses

    i vote Logan Lerman as well

    5 years agoby @firstonetodielosesFlag

  18. firstonetodieloses

    NOOOOO! Worst actor for this role!

    5 years agoby @firstonetodielosesFlag

  19. fanboy

    bloody hell, WTF BBQ!!!

    5 years agoby @fanboyFlag


    So the new Peter Parker being played by a bland actor is different from the old how?

    5 years agoby @emperor-tutankahmunFlag

  21. Avian

    I vote...NOT F*CKING MAKING A REBOOT! F*cking idiots, just make a fourth movie!

    5 years agoby @avian005Flag

  22. tyler13d

    Pfft.....I'd vote for Logan, not that douche....

    5 years agoby @tyler13dFlag

  23. Movie_jedi


    5 years agoby @movie-jediFlag

  24. ZanyZap

    He's the worst candidate.

    5 years agoby @zanyzapFlag


    not even gonna comment. tired of rumors....

    5 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  26. Monkeyiron

    Yea u may be right @Raygun6060,but it's Spider-Man like anyone wouldn't see this movie just because the 3rd movie didn't please everyone.But hey I have faith in this reboot.

    5 years agoby @monkeyironFlag

  27. internetwin

    who cares who they pick, remaking this already is a bullsh*t idea

    5 years agoby @internetwinFlag

  28. Cartman

    FAKE NEWS,.. MOVIE WEB will come up with another FAKE news tomorrow.......

    5 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  29. Narzion

    @mmm-mmm LOL, or hobbit director rumor

    5 years agoby @narzionFlag

  30. Dparks

    Hutcherson?! Seriously?!! That kid's as bland as an un-toasted mayonnaise sandwich on a Formica countertop with a glass of room temperature tap-water.
    I'd also b|tch that this ensures a fvcked up movie, but then we've already had Spiderman 3 haven't we?

    5 years agoby @dparksFlag

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