The Hunger Games franchise favourite Josh Hutcherson wants Spider-Man role in MCU
The Hunger Games franchise favourite Josh Hutcherson has said that he would like to play Marvel’s famous wall crawler Spider-Man in the forthcoming entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, succeeding Andrew Garfield.
The Journey 2: The Mysterious Island actor, who returns to his role of Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 this November, told Yahoo Movies "Yeah, of course I'd think about doing it: It's Spider-Man, that'd be really cool. There's not been any conversations about that, but who knows what would happen?"
Hutcherson previously went up for the role in Marc Webb’s adaptations before Garfield was cast and Community alumni Donald Glover who was also linked to the role prior to Garfield's casting - said he would not "campaign" for the part, but added that playing Spider-Man would be "an honour".
Marvel and Sony are currently looking for an actor to play the new Spider-Man, the favourite for the role is The Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien, but Fury's Logan Lerman is also in the frame.
Robert Downey Jr. recently unveiled the artwork for the Iron Man poster for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron and hinted that an announcement was going to be made this week, leading many to speculate that it could be the Spider-Man casting.
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