WELL IT’S ABOUT BLOODY TIME! Ever since Sony first announced their reboot I have been stuck in a black whirlpool of despair. Why oh why couldn’t Marvel be doing a Spider-Man film (Leaving aside the fact that it was still WAY too early to be doing a reboot)? But now, we’ve got a second chance! Well… third chance.
And sure, Sony retains final creative control (Grumble grumble), but Spidey is still where he belongs. In the safe, cosy arms of Marvel studios. And whilst Andrew Garfield did an admirable job as the web slinger, it’s time to move on and look forward. So, in the spirit of pretending the last two Spider-Man films never ever happened, here’s my pick for the new Peter Parker!
DISCLAIMER! This list is my own personal opinion. If you don’t like it then you might want to consider reading my new book: “Stop Being Stubborn And Admit That I’m Always Right!”. Available at all good bookshops. And by “bookshops”, I mean “the back of my car”.
6. Billy Unger
Bit of an unknown this one. Well, I say unknown. Chances are you’ve seen him in something, as he’s got a fairly big filmography. He’s starred in the films National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Crank: High Voltage and You Again, been in a variety of television shows such as Scrubs, Medium, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Family Guy and currently plays the lead in the show Lab Rats.
That not enough? Okay, how about this? He played a young Nathan Drake in the video game Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception! He was lil’ Dude Raider! It’s safe to say this guy’s a “one to watch” actor.
5. Logan Lerman
Logan Lerman seems to be a popular choice to play the wall crawler, according to the Internet. However, I decided to place him this far down the list because… Three Musketeers sucked. I swear, when I find Paul W. S. Anderson, there is going to be a RECKONING!
Despite that, it’s obvious that he’s a good actor. He’s been in some great films from 3:10 to Yuma, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and… What Women Want? Playing a young Mel Gibson? Sheesh. Suddenly, The Three Musketeers is looking a lot better.
4. Thomas Dekker
Why isn’t this guy more successful? He was in Heroes! But he sort of disappeared after he went to play John Conner in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles! But that was cancelled. So he went on to star in The Secret Circle! Which was also cancelled. Geez. Talk about bad luck.
Still, he’s done some consistently good stuff. He’s been on shows like House and Shark, and is currently starring in Backstrom, along with Rainn Wilson, as well as films such as My Sister’s Keeper, Kaboom and… a bunch of American Tail and Land Before Time movies? Voicing Littlefoot and Fievel. Huh. I’m learning so much today.