Rumor mill: Fugit, Angarano top list for Spider-Man 4
Another day, another Spider-Man 4 casting rumor … Last week it was confirmed that Sony Pictures has renewed its film rights to the Spider-Man franchise, which may account for the latest rounds of gossip about who may play Peter Parker.
Latino Review reports that, although no offers have been made, Patrick Fugit (Saved!, Almost Famous) is the top pick of producers Laura Ziskin and Grant Curtis to replace Tobey Maguire.
If Fugit doesn’t pan out, the website says Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom, Sky High) is another favorite.
Maguire, whose interest in a fourth installment waxes and wanes, said last year that if director Sam Raimi were to return, he might consider playing Peter Parker again. However, Raimi’s involvement remains uncertain.
• Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons says he thinks Zack Snyder’s adaptation will be as faithful to the comic as it can be: “I think that as long as it’s true to the spirit of the comic book, and as long as — in broad strokes — it follows the plot and the characterisations…I don’t think you can ask for every individual detail to be replicated.” [Den of Geek]
• Fans playing connect the dots with the Marvel Studios movies may want to pay special attention to the opening-credits sequence of The Incredible Hulk. If you do, you’ll catch glimpses of the words “SHIELD,” “Nick Fury” and “Doc Samson” (who is said to actually appear in the movie). [Sci Fi Wire]
• Although the Justice League movie has stalled indefinitely, Green Lantern appears to be inching forward. “Whatever free time I have left is pretty much thinking about Green Lantern,” writer/director Greg Berlanti says in a profile. “That’s all I’ve got time for mentally right now.” He’s co-writing the picture with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. [Out.com]
• Rainn Wilson of The Office has been cast in a small role in Transformers 2. [MTV Movies Blog]
• No country for old men? Heroes don’t age gracefully in Hollywood. [Variety]
• Looking for spoilers for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek? Well, here you go. [TrekMovie.com]