Those good ole boys over at /Film are reporting an interesting casting rumor regarding Mark Webbâ€™s upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Anton Yelchin could be the next actor to portray Harry Osborn.
If you recall, Yelchin was one of those actors rumored to be in the running for Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the film. As we found out, the role eventually went to Andrew Garfield, but if the rumor is correct, Yelchin could still be a part of the production.
I was originally OK with him being Peter Parker, but this new rumor seems a bit more interesting to me. Previously, Osborn was portrayed by one of my current favorite actors, James Franco, but I never really felt like that casting choice totally clicked. Yelchin has impressed me in pretty much every role Iâ€™ve seen him in and I would have total confidence in him if this rumor turned out to be true.
So far the only thing we have to back up the rumor is a posting on IMDB and a tweet from an actress who auditioned for Mary Jane. Slim pickings at best, but still I find the idea thought provoking.
What do you think?