Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Spider-Man Rumor!

There have been quite a few names thrown around for the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot over at Sony, but today a new name is said to be "confirmed" by a British tabloid. Checkout who OK Magazine says will play Peter Parker after the jump...

OK Magazine claims that High School Musical star Zac Efron will replace Tobey Maguire in the upcoming reboot of "Spider-Man" for Sony being directed by Marc Webb. The tabloid reports that Efron will be paid a sum of $9 million to play the role. OK Magazine also claims that Efron's High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens is in the running for the role of Mary Jane Watson.

There is no doubt that hiring Efron and Hudgens to star in the upcoming "Spider-Man" would easily bring in the teen audience, but I highly doubt that this report is true. OK Magazine gives no real source or confirmation other than a likely studio insider, so take this rumor for what it is, a big whopper.

Outside of the fact that OK Magazine's claim has not been validated, I would not be that opposed to the idea of Zac Efron as Peter Parker. He really could make a perfect fit. I'm sure there are those of you who would gasp at the idea of Efron as Spidey, but he has me smitten. Efron is a huge draw to the teen and female audience and would ensure Sony getting an easy draw there. Then again, his casting could really upset the Spider-Man fanboy nation, but I think he would win them over in the final product.

As far as Vanessa Hudgens as MJ, no way. I don't see it. It's not gonna happen.

Source: OK Magazine